PATCH CAPSICUM OLEORESIN FOR REDUCING DYSMENORRHEA
Keywords:Dysmenorrhea, Low back pain, Effectiveness, Capsicum oleoresin patch
The incidence of dysmenorrhea was 90% among teens and 50% among women adding to more than 59.2% decline in productivity among Indonesians. Most of the interventions used the drug Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), whereas these drugs were reported to be increasing the risk of complications. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a Capsicum oleoresin patch to decrease low back pain of dysmenorrhea. The researchers used one group pre-post design. The population was the students of Diploma Midwifery Program who had dysmenorrhea. The intervention of Capsicum oleoresin patch was evaluated in the lower back during 6-8 hours on the first 3 days of menstruation period. The results were significant, reflecting the effectiveness of pain dysmenorrhea reduction before and after using patches which was evaluated by the pain scale measurement. The data analysis was carried out in a statistical test with p=0.000 with significant value α=0.05. Therefore, it should be recommended that intervention of patch of Capsicum oleoresin in dysmenorrhea is a natural and safe treatment for patient.