SUSTAINABILITY OF THE EFFECT OF GINGER DODOL ON DISMENORE PRIMARY PAIN DECREASE IN SISWI SMPIT AL-MULTAZAM KUNINGAN DISTRICT, 2017
As primary dysmenorrhea is common in adolescent girls, it is experienced by almost 90% of adolescents and by 50% of women in the world. Ginger can be an alternative pain reliever as it contains gingerol, shagaol and zingeron compounds that have antioxidant activity to relieve pain. Ginger can be added to typical Indonesian treats such as dodol. This study aimed to determine the effect of ginger dodol on the decrease of dysmenorrhea. This quasi experimental study used a pretest-posttest control group design. The statistical tests in this study were univariable with mean and median for highest and lowest scores; bivariable with Wilcoxcon, Mann-Whitney and Spearman correlation; and multivariable. Subjects in this study were junior high school students of IT Al-Multazam in Kuningan Regency amounted to 82 people selected with consecutive sampling. The results showed the mean intensity of menstrual pain before and after intervention was 4.12 and 0.90, respectively. There was a significant influence between dodol ginger and the decrease of dysmenorrhea pain intensity with a p-value of 0.00. Therefore, ginger can be one of complementary alternative in decreasing intensity of dysmenorrhea pain. For further research, side effects of ginger consumption in women who are menstruating need to be investigated.
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