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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Abdominal Exercise on Gastric Motility among Post Operative Patients in Selected Hospital, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Meenu Bawari | Kiran Sharma  | Shilpy Mittal
Abstract: Introduction: The surgical procedures and anesthesia plays the patient at risk for several complications or adverse events. The most common post operative discomforts are nausea, vomiting, restlessness, sleeplessness, thirst, constipation, flatulence and pain. Aim: To assess the effectiveness of abdominal exercise on gastric motility among post - operative patients. Methods: Quasi experimental, Post - test only control group design was selected. Total 48 patients were selected (24 in experimental group and 24 in control group.) using purposive sampling technique. The abdominal exercise (Abdominal breathing and Tummy tightening breathing) was administered to the patients of experimental group 1 time for 10 minutes on 1st day of surgery and 2 times for 20 minutes on 2nd day of surgery. Result: In pre - test, Experimental group, 12 (50%) patients had absent gastric motility, 12 (50%) patients had irregular gastric motility, and in Control group, 15 (62.5%) of patients had absent gastric motility, and 9 (37.5%) patients had irregular gastric motility. In post - test, Experimental group, 13 (54.2%) of patients had irregular gastric motility and about 11 (45.8%) of patients had regular gastric motility. Whereas in control group, 4 (16.7%) patients had absent gastric motility and 20 (83.3%) of patients had irregular gastric motility. Conclusion: There was a significant improve in gastric motility score among experimental group after the Abdominal Exercise was provided. Thus it proved to be an effective method.
Keywords: Gastric motility, Abdominal exercise, Post - operative patients of abdominal surgery
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021,
Pages: 187 - 188