Evaluation of a Polymeric Plate Derived From Castor Oil to Thermotherapy

2014-08-27 03:14:40 | BioPortfolio


The objective of this work is to evaluate, from volunteers viewpoint, the usability, comfort, appearance, weight, superficial temperature, and other characteristics of a polymeric plate derived from castor oil developed to thermotherapy.

The volunteers will use polymeric plate as a therapeutic resource in the shoulder area and then fill in, without interference of the researcher, some questions about the characteristics of interest.


In this study, the polymeric plate is prepared using the following procedure:

1. - the water is heated to the boiling temperature

2. - the heater is shut down

3. - the polymeric plate is immersed in water

4. - it rests in the water for 15 minutes

5. - it is inserted in a wrap

In this condition, the polymeric plate is placed on the shoulder of the volunteer and remains there for 20 minutes.

After application, the volunteer answers the questionnaire containing eight questions on a Likert scale (0 to 10) and an area of observations.

Previous laboratory tests were performed to ensure that the temperature of the polymeric plate will not cause skin burn in this application condition.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label


Therapeutic Hyperthermia


Polymeric plate


Interunits postgraduate program in bioengineering
Sao Carlos




University of Sao Paulo

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