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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research .
Source : Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Volume 11, Issue 10, p.275 (2018)
Campus : Kochi
School : College of Nursing
Department : Nursing
Year : 2018
Abstract : Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of magnesium sulfate with glycerine versus cold compress on patients with a peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) induced phlebitis.Methods: A quasi-experimental pre-test post-test study on 60 subjects, 30 in each group, with interventions magnesium sulfate with glycerine application to one group and cold compress to another group of patients with PIVC induced phlebitis was done in a tertiary care hospital, Kerala. Purposive sampling with random allocation of subjects to each group was done. A standardized visual infusion phlebitis (VIP) scale was used to assess the severity of PIVC induced phlebitis.Results: Both magnesium sulfate with glycerine (MD=2.1, t29=16.16, p<0.001) and cold compress (MD=1.6, t29=17.59, p<0.001) were found to be effective in reducing the PIVC induced phlebitis. The difference in post-interventional VIP scores between application of magnesium sulfate with glycerine and cold compress was found to be statistically significant (F(1,57)=5.362*, p<0.05). The mean post-interventional VIP scores of magnesium sulfate with glycerine application (0.059) was less than the cold compress (0.274). The study concluded that magnesium sulfate with glycerine application was more effective than cold compress for treating PIVC induced phlebitis.Conclusion: The study highlights the significance of exploring the foremost effective intervention out of the many good practices currently in use in the prevention and management of phlebitis.
Cite this Research Publication : A. Varghese and Prof. Moly K. T., “Effectiveness of magnesium sulfate with glycerine versus cold compress on patients with peripheral intravenous cannula induced phlebitis”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 11, no. 10, p. 275, 2018.