Effectiveness of olive oil back massage on low back pain and selected fetomaternal parameters during first stage of labor among primi mothers at kasthurba memorial hospital, Dindigul

Mekala, M (2011) Effectiveness of olive oil back massage on low back pain and selected fetomaternal parameters during first stage of labor among primi mothers at kasthurba memorial hospital, Dindigul. Masters thesis, Bishop’s College of Nursing, Dharapuram.

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Abstract

Childbirth is one of the most marvelous and memorable segment in a women’s life. Eventhough delivery is a natural phenomenon, it has been demonstrated that the accompanying pain is considered severe or extreme in more than half of cases. Low back pain is common during labor. It is normally attributed to the pressure baby’s head puts on the lower back. Low back pain cannot be prevented, but the pain can be eased by using non pharmacological methods like back massage. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of olive oil back massage on low back pain and selected fetomaternal parameters during first stage of labor among primi mothers at Kasthurba Memorial Hospital, Dindigul . The research design used for this study was quasi experimental design (Non equivalent pre test post test control group design). Conceptual framework adopted in the present study was modified Wieden Bach’s – helping art of clinical nursing theory (1969). The sample size was sixty primi mothers. The purposive sampling technique was used to select 60 samples. Out of which 30 in experimental group and 30 in control group. The samples for control and experimental group were selected on alternative days. For experimental group 1-2 samples were selected per day. The pretest was assessed for both experimental and control group by visual analogue scale for low back pain and fetomaternal parameters grading to assess the fetomaternsl parameters. The olive oil back massage was given for 10 minutes for every one hour with 10 ml of olive oil for experimental group. This was followed for three times, in three hours. The post test was done after 15 minutes of every olive oil back massage. Primi mothers in control group were given routine hospital care, and then the post test was done after one hour of pre test. Finally the level of satisfaction on olive oil back massage was assessed by using rating scale among experimental group. 14 The paired‘t’ value of level of low back pain was 12.914 at 0.05 level of significance shows that there is a significant difference between the pretest and post test level of low back pain in the experimental group. The paired‘t’ value of level of low back pain was 5.294 at 0.05 level of significance shows that there is a significant difference between the pretest and post test level of low back pain in the control group. The independent‘t’ value was 4.310 at 0.05 level of significance shows that there is a significant difference in the level of low back pain between experimental group and control group. Regarding the level of satisfaction on olive oil back massage, majority 20(66.6%) of primi mothers were adequately satisfied; and least 10(33.3%) of primi mothers were moderately satisfied. No significant association was found in the level of low back pain when compared to the age, education, residence, type of family, income, and religion (p>0.05) in the experimental group. It shows that the olive oil massage was effective in reducing low back pain among primi mothers during first stage of labor

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Olive Oil Back Massage; Low Back Pain; Fetomaternal Parameters; First Stage of Labor; Primi Mothers; Dindigul
Subjects: NURSING > Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2017 09:55
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2017 09:55
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/4712

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