Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018
Effectiveness of Lavender Oil Sitz Bath on Episiotomy Wound Healing among Postnatal Mothers Admitted in Selected Hospitals at Kolhapur City
Chandrala S. Patole | Manisha Bijapurkar 
Abstract: A Quasi-experimental study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of lavender oil sitz bath on episiotomy wound healing among postnatal mothers admitted in selected hospitals at Kolhapur city. The reliability of the tool was found to be reliable (r = 0.78). The pre assessment was done by using the tool that is Part-1 Structured questionnaire related to present and previous delivery and Part-2 Modified REEDA scale in both groups. The obtained t value, tcal = 13.23 (df=29) and the significant difference between the mean post assessment episiotomy wound healing scores in experimental and control group which was tested by using unpaired t test and was found significant at 0.05 level of significance. The obtained t value, tcal = 3.11 (df=58). In experimental group there was significant association between selected socio demographic variable which was tested by using chi square test and found significant at 0.05 level of significance i. e. occupation. The calculated chi square value was higher than tabulated value, 2cal. = 10.55, 2 tab. = 5.99 (df = 02). In control group there was significant association between selected socio demographic variable which was tested by using chi square test and found significant at 0.05 level of significance i. e. age in years.
Keywords: Effectiveness, Lavender oil sitz bath, Episiotomy wound healing, Postnatal mothers
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 8, August 2018,
Pages: 704 - 709