Effectiveness of swaddling on the pain level during invasive procedure among newborn babies

Shunmuga Pritha, C (2014) Effectiveness of swaddling on the pain level during invasive procedure among newborn babies. Masters thesis, Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai.


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In newborns the pain is unexplainable and unavoidable during the invasive procedures. The nurse should known the feelings and behaviours of newborns during the painful procedures, by using the pain minimizing methods to control the baby and their parents. Non-pharmacological technique is easier and cost effective method to reduce the pain in newborns. So the researcher conducted this study to assess the effectiveness of swaddling technique on pain level during invasive procedure among newborns admitted in selected hospitals at Madurai. The experimental approach and post test only non equivalent control group quasi experimental design was used and conceptual framework of the study was based on Ludwing Von Bertalantly’s General System Theory. The population of the study was newborn the age of 1-14 days had undergone invasive procedures in Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai. By using convenience sampling method and samples were assigned to experimental and control group, sample size 60 randomly. Data collection tool consist of demographic profile of the child and standardized pain assessment scale, NFCS- Neonatal Facial Coding System. The tool was given to five experts for validity. The reliability was tested (r = 0.9) using the interrator method. A pilot study was conducted to findout the feasibility of to conduct the study. Data collection procedure was conducted for six weeks. Data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics and the level of significance set was 0.05. The result shows that the mean post test pain score of the experimental group (4.06) significantly lower than the mean post test pain score of the control group (6.2) during the invasive procedures. The study concluded that swaddling technique was found to be very effective in reduction of pain level in newborn during invasive procedure.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness ; swaddling ; pain level ; invasive procedure ; newborn babies.
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2018 12:00
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2018 12:00
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/9530

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