A study to assess the effectiveness of breastfeeding on pain experience during intravenous therapy among infants in selected hospitals at Coimbatore

Jasmine, (2010) A study to assess the effectiveness of breastfeeding on pain experience during intravenous therapy among infants in selected hospitals at Coimbatore. Masters thesis, RVS College of Nursing, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: “A study to assess the effectiveness of breastfeeding on pain experience of infants during intravenous therapy in a Children Hospital at Coimbatore” The aim of the study was to determine whether breastfeeding made any significant difference in the degree of pain experienced by infants while undergoing intravenous therapy such as intravenous canula insertion, intravenous medication administration and intravenous fluid administration. An evaluative and comparative approach was considered. A quasi experimental post test only control group design was used. A convenient sample of 30 hospitalized infants (1 to 6 months) were selected from a Children Hospital at Coimbatore. The first 15 samples were assigned to experimental group and next 20 samples were assigned to control group. During intravenous therapy (intravenous canula insertion, intravenous medication and intravenous fluid administration) pain was assed by using FLACC scale (Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consol ability scale) is standardized infant pain scale. Five expert were validated the tool. For the experimental group the intensity of pain was observed while mother was feeding the baby. Only once during intravenous canula insertion and thrice during intravenous medication administration and intravenous fluids administration procedure. From the control group the data was collected in the same manner without breastfeeding. The data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The major findings were during intravenous canula insertion 20 babies did not experience pain, 66.67% had mild and 13.33 had moderate pain in experimental group. Where as in control group 6.67% infants had moderate pain and 93.33% had severe pain. During intravenous medication and intravenous fluid administration procedure 73.33% infants had no pain, 26.67% had mild pain in experimental group. Where as in control group 6.67% infants had moderate pain and 93.33% had severe pain. In the overall intravenous therapy 53.33% infants had no pain and 46.67% had mild pain in experimental group. All the 15 infants (100%) had severe pain in control group. The mean pain score on the pain scale was 1.8 for the experimental group during intravenous canula insertion an against mean score was 9.4 for the control group with a statistical significant differences (t = 15.80, df – 28, P < 0.01). The mean pain score on the pain scale was 0.8 for the experimental group during intravenous medication administration an against mean score was 8.61 for the control group with a statistical significant differences (t = 30, df – 28, P < 0.01).The mean pain score on the pain scale was 0.77 for the experimental group during intravenous fluid administration an against mean score was 8.73 for the control group with a statistical significant differences (t = 31.84, df – 28, P < 0.01). The mean pain score on the pain scale was 1.13 for the experimental group during overall intravenous therapy an against mean score was 8.92 for the control group with a statistical significant differences (t = 48.69, df – 28, P < 0.01). The mean duration of crying was 2.07min for the experimental group during intravenous canula insertion an against mean score was 25.33 min for the control group with a statistical significant differences (t = 15.30, df – 28, P < 0.01). The mean duration of crying was 0.38 min for the experimental group during intravenous medication administration an against mean score was 13.11 min for the control group with a statistical significant differences (t = 12.12, df – 28, P < 0.01). The mean duration of crying was 0.38 min for the experimental group during intravenous medication administration an against mean score was 8.42 min for the control group with a statistical significant differences (t = 03.64, df – 28, P < 0.01 ). The mean duration of crying was 3.29 min for the experimental group during overall intravenous therapy an against mean score was 47.27 min for the control group with a statistical significant differences (t = 03.58, df – 28, P < 0.01). The study concluded that breastfeeding was effective in reducing pain perception of infants while carryout the intravenous therapy. Also breastfeeding has an influence in reducing the crying time during the intravenous therapy.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.30084613
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Breastfeeding, pain experience, Intravenous Therapy, Infants, Selected Hospitals, Coimbatore.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2020 08:26
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2020 08:26
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12919

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