International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Aerospace Engineering | India | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017

Effect of Cryotherapy on Pain Perception and Wound Healing among Mothers with Episiotomy

Agalya Valkudai Somu | Sathivel Arumugam | Vaijayanthimala Manogaran

Abstract: The study focused on evaluating the effect of cryotheraphy on pain perception and wound healing among mothers with episiotomy at Sri Ramachandra Hospital, Chennai. The objectives formulated for this study were to - Evaluate the effect of cryotherapy on pain perception, effect of cryotherapy on wound healing, compare the pain perception and wound healing and to associate the demographic and clinical variables among mothers with episiotomy. The study population for the experimental and control group were selected by non-randomized convenient sampling technique. For experimental group, cryotherapy and for control group routine episiotomy care was given after pre-observation. Post-assessment was done immediately after, 1 hour, and 2 hours of application for both the groups. Totally each samples had five sitting in both the groups. The significant findings of the study were that majority of the samples were in the age group of 21-25 years, educated till high school. Epsiotomy pain perception reduced immediately, during first and second hour after cryotherapy at a highly significant level of p

Keywords: cryotherapy, episiotomy

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017,

Pages: 399 - 409

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