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A study to assess the effectiveness of ginger tea on symptoms of dyspepsia among adults

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Abstract

Introduction: Dyspepsia is a common gastrointestinal (GI) condition around the world. Dyspepsia is a symptom complex that includes a variety of upper GI symptoms such as epigastric pain or burning, early satiety, and post-prandial fullness. Treatment with complementary and alternative medicines, particularly herbal remedies, is one option for treating dyspepsia symptoms. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to evaluate the effectiveness of ginger tea on symptoms of dyspepsia among adults Methods: A one-group pre-test and post-test research design with 30 samples who met the inclusion criteria was used. Demographic and clinical data were collected using a self-structured questionnaire.During the pre-test, a questionnaire (LDQ) was used to assess the severity of dyspepsia symptoms using an interview method. Following the pre-test, 100ml of freshly prepared ginger tea was given once a day, seven days a week, in the morning before meals. The same tool was used for the post-test after seven days of ginger tea administration. Data has been subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics Result:During the pre-test, 13(43.33 %) of the 30 samples had moderate dyspepsia, 9(30%) had severe dyspepsia, and 8(26.67 %) had mild dyspepsia, whereas in the post-test, 14(46.67%) had moderate dyspepsia, 12(40%) had mild dyspepsia, and 4(13.33%) had severe dyspepsia. Ginger tea is effective when the pre-test and post-test values are compared. At the p<0.001 level, the calculated paired 't' test value of t = 9.104 was found to be statistically highly significant. Demographic variables such as marital status and clinical variables such as dyspepsia duration and smoking history show a significant association with post-test dyspepsia level at p<0.05. Conclusion: According to the study findings, the overall pre-test symptom score was mild to moderate. The post-test symptom score of dyspepsia patients who were given ginger tea showed a significant reduction in symptom severity. It was concluded that ginger had a greater impact on symptom relief in dyspepsia patients than other foods.

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Cecyli C, Soundariya S, Jagadeeswari J, Jency Jebapriya J, Priyadarsini A. A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GINGER TEAON SYMPTOMS OF DYSPEPSIA AMONG ADULTS . Cardiometry; Issue 25; December 2022; p.1150-1155; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.25.11501155; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no25-december-2022/study-assess-effectiveness

Keywords

Effectiveness,  Ginger tea,  Dyspepsia,  symptoms,  Adults
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