BINAHONG LEAVES (ANREDERA CORDIFOLIA TENORE STEEN) EXTRACT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR PERINEAL WOUND HEALING OF POSTPARTUM MOTHERS

Dita Selvia Aditia, Syarief Thaufik Hidayat, Nur Khafidhoh, Suhartono Suhartono, Ari Suwondo


DOI: https://doi.org/10.33546/bnj.290

Abstract


Background: Perineal wounds are at risk for infection, without a good treatment, perineal wound can harbor sepsis and become a chronic, long-term problem. Binahong leaves is considered as an alternative to accelerate perineal wound healing process.

Objective: To determine the effect of Binahong leaf extract (anredera cordifolia (tenore) steen) on perineal wound healing process in postpartum mothers.

Methods: This study employed a quasi-experimental study with control group posttest-only design. The study was conducted in the working area of Telogosari Wetan Health Center and Health Center of Kulon Kota Semarang Indonesia in January-February 2017. There were 36 respondents selected using purposive sampling assigned in the intervention group (Binahong leaves extract) and the control group (Povidone Iodine 10%). REEDA scale was used for assessing perineal healing. Data were analyzed using Mann Whitney, Chi Square and Kruskal Wallis test.

Results: Findings showed that the average day of perineal wound healing process in the Binahong leaves group was 6.11 days and in the povidone iodine group was 7.66 days. There was a statistically significant difference in the duration of wound healing between the experiment and control group with p-value 0,001 (p value <0.05).

Conclusion: Binahong leaves extract is effective in healing perineal wound in postpartum mothers. Therefore, Binahong leaves are recommended to use as an alternative treatment for the mothers.


Keywords


Binahong leaves; perineal wound; postpartum mother

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