Effectiveness of effleurage back rub on physiologic measures among children admitted in selected post operative wards at ICH & HC, Egmore, Chennai

Kalpana, K (2012) Effectiveness of effleurage back rub on physiologic measures among children admitted in selected post operative wards at ICH & HC, Egmore, Chennai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madras Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

Postoperative pain is one of the most common therapeutic problems in hospitals. It can increase morbidity leading to reduced breathing and cough suppression, facilitating retained pulmonary secretions and pneumonia, and delaying normal gastric and bowel function, and thus contributing to a longer recovery period. . The purpose of the study was to assess the “Effectiveness of Effleurage back rub on physiologic measures among children aged 8-12 years admitted in selected post operative wards”. METHODOLOGY: A quasi experimental one group pretest post test design was used to assess the effect of physiologic measures among post operative children (N=50) selected using convenient sampling methods. Pre assessment of physiologic measures followed by effleurage back rub using talcum powder given for 10 minutes. Post assessment of Physiologic measures after ten minutes of Effleurage back rub was observed. RESULTS: The mean pain score on the first day before massage was 7 and the same was reduced after massage on the second day to 2. The mean Heart rate before effleurage back rub was 119.56 beats/min and the same was reduced to 100.92beats/min after massage. The mean Respiratory rate before massage was 30.12breaths/min and the same was reduced to 21.02breaths/min after massage. The mean Systolic blood pressure before Effleurage back rub was 126.34mm Hg and the same was reduced to 102.04 mm Hg. The mean Diastolic blood pressure before Effleurage back rub was 81.72 mm Hg and the same was reduced to 63.12 mm Hg. CONCLUSION: Reduction of Heart rate from baseline is 15.59%, Respiratory Rate is 29.61%, Systolic blood pressure < is 19.2%, Diastolic blood pressure is 18.6% and pain score is 73.40 %. Significant reduction in physiologic measures was noted after effleurage back rub (p < 0.001). Thus effleurage back rub is a useful pain relief measure.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effleurage Back Rub; Physiologic Measures; Children; Post Operative Wards; Chennai
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2017 11:53
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 11:53
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/3764

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