Effectiveness of Breast Feeding upon the Pain Perception of Infants during Immunization

Etuk Aret Sharley, K (2012) Effectiveness of Breast Feeding upon the Pain Perception of Infants during Immunization. Masters thesis, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai.

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Abstract

An Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Breast Feeding Upon the Pain Perception of Infants during Immunization at Andhra Mahila Sabha, Chennai. OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the level of pain perceived in the control and experimental group of infants during immunization. 2. To determine the effectiveness of breast feeding upon pain perception in the experimental group of infants during immunization. 3. To determine the level of satisfaction of mothers regarding breast feeding during immunization among the experimental group of infants. 4. To find out the association between the selected demographic variables and pain perception in the control and experimental group of infants during immunization. 5. To find out the association between the selected immunization particulars and pain perception by the control and experimental group of infants during immunization. The conceptual framework for the study was based on Modified Melzack and Wall’s Gate Control theory of pain (1965), which mainly focuses on the transmission of pain impulses and pain perception. An experimental research approach with post test only design was adopted with the sample size of 60 selected by systematic random sampling technique was conducted in Andhra Mahila Sabha, Chennai. An extensive review of literature and experts guidance laid the foundation to develop tools such as demographic variable proforma of infants, Proforma of immunization particulars, Neonatal Infant Pain Scale and rating scale on level of satisfaction of mother regarding breast feeding during immunization. The validity and reliability of tools were obtained. The demographic variables and immunization particulars were obtained in both groups and the mothers in experimental group were taken to breast feeding area, seated on a comfortable chair and were asked to breast feed the infant 2 minutes before the immunization injection, stop the feeding at the time of injection and then continue the feeding for 5 minutes immediately after administration of injection. Pain perceptions of the infants and the level of satisfaction of mothers were assessed and the obtained data was analyzed using inferential and differential statistics. MAJOR FINDINGS OF THE STUDY:

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Breast Feeding, Pain Perception, Infants, Immunization.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 18:47
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 18:47
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12890

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