Volume : V, Issue : I, January - 2016

Effect of hot application on level of episiotomy pain: A quasi experimental study

Mrs. Ribie Annie Varghese, Mrs. Malathi D

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A quasi experimental study was conducted to determine the efficacy of hot application on sixty postnatal mothers with mediolateral episiotomy of normal vaginal delivery that were selected by purposive sampling from postnatal ward of Government Taluk Hospital, Nedumangadu. The tools used for data collection were interview schedule to collect socio demographic Performa, clinical data sheet, and numeric rating scale for assessing the episiotomy pain. Thirty subjects in the experimental group received hot application for twenty minutes once a day after 24 hours of delivery with warm water 380C – 410C. Posttest was conducted twenty minutes after the intervention while east feeding for both group. The result of the study shows the severity of episiotomy pain in the experimental group was lower than the control group at (p < 0.01). The study concluded that hot application has significant effect on episiotomy pain and can use this non-invasive technique to decrease the episiotomy pain.

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Mrs. Ribie Annie Varghese, Mrs. Malathi D Effect of hot application on level of episiotomy pain: A quasi experimental study Global Journal For Research Analysis, Vol: 5, Issue: 1 January 2016


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