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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 May;31:290-294. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.03.013. Epub 2018 Mar 22.

Investigation of the effect of black cumin oil on pain in osteoarthritis geriatric individuals.

Author information

1
Selçuk University Aksehir KadirYallagoz SYO, Akşehir, Konya, Turkey. Electronic address: tunameister@gmail.com.
2
Eskisehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, Eskisehir, Turkey.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study has been carried out to investigate the analgesic effect of black cumin oil on individuals with knee pain.

METHOD:

The experimental group (n = 30) and control group (n = 30) have been randomly selected. The control group patients have continued their routine prescription. For the experimental group, black cumin oil has been applied by rubbing to their knees 3 times a week for 1 month.

FINDINGS:

As a result of the study, the mean VAS values of the patients in the experimental group has changed to 7.50 ± 0.97 on the 1st day and 6.30 ± 1.14 on the 30th day and there has been a significant decrease in pain severity in this group (p < 0.001).

RESULTS:

This study has shown that the pain relieving properties of black cumin oil is effective on geriatric individuals living with knee pain.

KEYWORDS:

Black cumin oil; Geriatrics; Integrative application; Nursing care; Osteoarthritis

PMID:
29705470
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.03.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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