International Journal of Research in Paediatric Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Efficacy of acacia Senegal on peristomal skin problems in children with colostomy
Hanan A Abd-Elhay, Mohamed A Osman, Marzoka A and Etemad H Sayed
Subjectsand method: Quasi experimental research design was utilized in the current study. Results: 6.7% &13.3% of children in the Acacia group had severe peristomal skin problems in the first month and the second month compared to 40% & 66.7 in the control group while at the third month, 20% of children in the Acacia group had severe peristomal skin problems compared to 83.3% in the control group. Conclusion: Acacia Senegal gum powder has beneficial effect on decreasing the severity of peristomal skin problems.Therefore,it is recommended that other peristomal skin care modalities should be used by the staff especially natural products such as acacia.