To assess the Effectiveness of Ice Pack Massage on Labour Pain Perception during First Stage of Labour among Primi Gravid Mothers admitted at Labour Ward, Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai

Ananthi Devi, S (2012) To assess the Effectiveness of Ice Pack Massage on Labour Pain Perception during First Stage of Labour among Primi Gravid Mothers admitted at Labour Ward, Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College, Madurai.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Childbirth is a crucial experience in women's life as it has a substantial psychological, emotional and physical impact. A childbirth positive experience is important to the woman, infant's health and well-being, and mother-infant relationship. During labour, women experience a high level of intense, stressful and steady pain that may negatively affect both mothers and neonates. Painkillers have previously been used for childbearing women, but nowadays, owing to some well-known limitations and serious side effects, non pharmacological methods such as Ice pack massage are being broadly recommended. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: The present study was conducted “to assess the effectiveness of ice pack massage on labour pain perception during first stage of labour among primi gravid mothers admitted at labour ward, Government Rajaji hospital, Madurai – 20.” METHOD: Primigravid mothers from the labour room were randomly assigned to experimental group (30) and control group (30) by Lottery method. Standardized Modified Numerical Pain Intensity Scale and Labour Progress Measurement Tool were used to assess the pain perception and labour progress during pre test and post test of ice pack massage among experimental group primigravid mothers. RESULTS: Data analysis was done using independent and paired‘t’- tests. The results showed a significant difference in the pain perception between the experimental group and control group (t=6.17 P=0.001) after the administration of ice pack massage. There was also a significant difference in the pre test and post test assessment of pain perception among the experimental group primigravid mothers after the administration of ice pack massage (t=7.82 P=0.001). Similarly there was a significant difference between the experimental and control group primigravid mothers in the labour progress (t=2.56 P=0.01). There was also a significant difference in the pre test and post test assessment of labour progress among the experimental group primigravid mothers after the administration of ice pack massage (t=8.22 P=0.001). INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSION: The results show that ice pack massage during labour proved to be effective non pharmacological methods of treatment to reduce labour pain perception of mothers in labour. The study concluded that ice pack massage was effective in reducing the level of labour pain perception.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, Ice Pack Massage, Labour Pain Perception, First Stage of Labour, Primi Gravid Mothers, Labour Ward, Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai.
Subjects: NURSING > Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2020 21:12
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2020 21:12
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/12972

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