The Effect of Aloe vera Compress in Reducing the Degree of Phlebitis among Hospitalized Children in Indonesia

Anggraeni, Reni and Suryati, Yayat and Nurjanah, Nunung (2021) The Effect of Aloe vera Compress in Reducing the Degree of Phlebitis among Hospitalized Children in Indonesia. Iranian Journal of Neonatology IJN, 12 (3). pp. 1-6.

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Background: Aloe vera is more effective than routine treatment in relieving the symptoms of phlebitis. However, fewstudies, to the best of our knowledge, have been conducted in Indonesia to explore the effectiveness of Aloe vera onphlebitis among hospitalized children from a wide age range. The present study aimed at evaluating the effectivenessof Aloe vera in reducing the degree of phlebitis among hospitalized children in Indonesia.Methods: This study was quasi-experimental with a pretest-posttest design and a control group. The sample of thisstudy was 42 children (21 respondents in both groups) with phlebitis who were admitted to a public health center inWest Java, Indonesia from May to July 2019. The intervention and control groups were provided with an Aloe veraextract compress (5 ml) and compress of 70 Alcohol, respectively. Visual Infusion Phlebitis (VIP) scale was used as amonitoring tool in the present study. The Mann-Whitney test was used to evaluate the difference in the degree ofphlebitis between the intervention and control groups. Wilcoxon test was also used to evaluate the differences beforeand after the intervention.Results: The majority of respondents were in the neonatal period (45.23) with normal nutrition status (54.76).The average duration of hospitalization was seven days, and intravenous therapy solution non-electrolyte andantibiotics were received. The mean post-test scores decreased in both groups. There was a statistically significantdifference between the phlebitis score both in the Aloe Vera and 70 baseline-specific experimental classes, during 8,16, 32, 40, 48 hrs after treatment (p < 0.05). The average VIP score in the Aloe vera group is higher than that of 70alcohol. It indicates that the VIP score in the Aloe vera group is further reduced. Conclusion: This study found that Aloe vera could significantly reduce the degree of phlebitis compared to 70alcohol. The findings of this study could be an alternative recommendation in managing phlebitis among hospitalizedchildren.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aloe vera,Catheter,intravenous infusion,Phlebitis
Subjects: WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Neonatology
Depositing User: ijn ijn
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2021 06:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 06:28

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