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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Foot Reflexology on Incisional Pain among Post LSCS Mothers in Selected Hospitals
Zasi V. Chile | Varsha V. Chopade
Abstract: Background: One of the major challenging issues in obstetric nursing is the management of post - cesarean pain. Compared to vaginal delivery, mothers giving caesarean birth describe more severe pain during the first few days, and persistent pain that continue six months to one year following labor. Objectives: 1) To assess the level of incisional pain among post LSCS mothers in control and experimental group.2) To assess the effectiveness of foot reflexology on incisional pain among post LSCS mothers in experimental group.3) To compare the post - test pain scores among post LSCS mothers in control and experimental group. method: A study was conducted in selected hospitals to assess the effectiveness of foot reflexology on incisional pain among post LSCS mothers.40 samples were selected by using purposive sampling technique. The sociodemographic was collected by using questionnaire method on Age, Parity, History of previous Caesarean and occupation and pain is assessed by Numerical pain rating scale. pre - test was done on 1st day. Foot reflexology was administered for 20 minutes.1 hour after foot reflexology, Post - test was conducted using same scale twice a day for 3 postoperative days for experimental group and daily routine care was given to control group. Collected data was analyzed using descriptive an inferential statistics Result: In experimental group mean pre - test pain score was 8.45 with standard deviation of ?1.14, whereas the mean post - test pain score was 3.55 with standard deviation of ?1.19. The test statistical value of the paired t test was 18.81 with p value 0.00, which is less than 0.05, showing that there was significant difference in pain scores of the experimental group. This concludes that, foot reflexology on incisional pain among post LSCS mothers was effective.
Keywords: Assess, Effectiveness, Foot Reflexology, Incisional pain, Post LSCS mothers
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,
Pages: 1015 - 1020