International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2019)

A study to assess the effectiveness of oral crmyo intervention to prevent oral Mucositis among Patients on chemotherapy in Saveetha medical college and hospital


Dr. Tamilselvi S, Indhumathi S

Oral mucositis is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment (chemotherapy/radiotherapy). Oral mucositis is also called stomatitis. It results from the systemic effects of cytotoxic chemotherapy agent and from the local effects oral radiation to the oral mucosa. Symptoms of mucositis vary from pain and discomfort to an inability to tolerate food or fluids. The mucositis may affects patients gum and dental condition, speech and self-esteem are reduced, further compromising patients response to treatment or palliative care. Oral cooling or oral cryotherapy or oral crymo intervention, the therapeutic administration of cold is a prophylactic measure for reducing oral mucositis. It cause local vasoconstriction and would temporarily decrease the blood flow into the oral mucosa membrane. One of the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy is oral mucositis which differ in their severity and duration. The present study aims at the effectiveness of oral crymo intervention to prevent the level of oral mucositis among patients on chemotherapy. One of the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy is oral mucositis which differ in their severity and duration. The present study aims at the effectiveness of oral crymo intervention to prevent the level of oral mucositis among patients on chemotherapy. The research design selected to the study was prerest-post-test quasi experimental control group design. A purposive sampling techniques was followed to obtain a sample of 60 chemotherapy patients with oral mucositis. (30 for pretest and 30 for post-test). The conclusion of the study shows that crymo intervention was found to be an effective therapy to reduce the oral mucositis.
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