RESEARCH PAPER
Comparison of a novel herbal skin care ointment with regular ointments to treat skin around the abdominal stoma: A clinical trial study
Maryam Hajikarimi 1  
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Soheila Mojdeh 2  
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Student Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
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Ulcer Repair Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
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Maryam Hajikarimi   

Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
Online publication date: 2019-12-12
Publication date: 2019-12-12
Submission date: 2019-06-03
Final revision date: 2019-07-31
Acceptance date: 2019-07-31
 
Pol. Ann. Med. 2019;26(2):90–97
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Introduction:
The incidence of gastric ulcers in patients with abdominal stoma is high and affects the quality of patients’ life.

Aim:
To evaluate the effect of Adib herbal ointment containing chamomile rose, black nightshade origin versus Comfeel and Conveen ointments on the skin of abdominal stoma.

Material and methods:
This is a clinical study in which the volunteers were stoma patients. Study group consisted of 52 qualified subjects, 26 were included in the experimental group and 26 in the control group. A 2-part questionnaire was used for the data collection. The 1st part was demographic information. The 2nd part of the data collection was evaluated according to the pressure ulcer scale for healing (PUSH) tool, which used for examining skin ulcers around the stoma. P ≤ 0.05 was considered as a significant.

Results and discussion:
The results of the Mann–Whitney test showed that between the mean score of the total score of the wound before intervention (P = 0.92) and on the 3rd day (P = 0.476), 6th (P = 0.222), 9th (P = 0.11) and 12th (P = 0.418), there was no significant difference between the control and test groups. Also, the Friedman test (intra-group) also showed that between the mean score of the total score of the wound before the intervention and the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th days in the control group (P = 0.0001) and in the experimental group (P = 0.0001) There was a significant statistical difference.

Conclusions:
Based on the study, Adib herbal ointment could be recommended for the treatment of stoma to the skin as an herbal product as other common treatments.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This work was supported by Student Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The authors declared that they have no competing interests.
FUNDING
The financial support for the current research was provided by Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.