Effectiveness of turmeric tamarind and warm compression in the dysmenorrhea degression: Non pharmacologic therapy
Arihta BR Sembiring, Suryani, Suswati
This study is aimed at determining the effectiveness of turmeric tamarind and warm compression in the non-pharmacologic therapy to the decrease of dysmenorrhea (menstruation). This study is expected to be useful for providing information for the natural treatment of dysmenorrhea.This research is quasi experiment with pretest and postest design approaches and was conducted from February to September 2016 with the use of purposive sampling. The subjects (or respondents) were chosen from all first and second year students of Medan Midwifery Academy in Medan, who experienced dysmenorrhea and met the inclusion criteria set by the researchers. Statistical analysis used in this research is paired withttest with 95% in the confidence level (α = 0,05).The results showed that based on the pairing of statistical and t tests it is obtained that p value amounts to 0.001 <0.05.It can be concluded that there are differences in the effectiveness of giving sour turmeric tamarind and warm compression to the degression of dysmenorrhea. It is expected that the students can apply warm water compression and drink turmeric tamarind in order to reduce pain during dysmenorrhea.