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International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B
Effectiveness of hand and foot massage on pain reduction among post-caesarean mothers at selected hospitals of Hubballi, Dharwad

Shweta Shindogi, Asha H Bhatakhande and Sharon Rose

Objectives: To assess the level of pain among post-caesarean mothers in experimental group before hand and foot massage. To assess the level of pain among post-caesarean mothers in control group. To evaluate the effectiveness of hand and foot massage on level of pain among experimental group in terms of pain reduction. To find out an association between pre-test pain scores of experimental group with their selected socio-demographical variables. To find out an association between pre-test pain scores of control group with their selected socio-demographical variables.
Research design: A quasi-experimental; Pre-test post-test control group design was used to select 20 post-caesarean mothers, who were divided into two groups (experimental group & control group).
Tool: The demographic Proforma were collected using structured interview schedule & Modified Mcgill Pain Questionnaire to measure the level of pain. Data obtained in these areas were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The results showed that, There was statistical difference in post-test and pre-test score regarding pain reduction among post-caesarean mothers in experimental group at 0.05 level of significance. There was statistical difference in the post-test score regarding pain among post-caesarean mothers in experimental group and control group at 0.05 level of significance. There was no significant association between pre-test pain score of both experimental and control group with their and selected demographic variables. This indicated that the post-test pain score of control group was greater than the experimental group who were exposed to Hand and Foot Massage.
Conclusion: Therefore, the study concluded that hand and foot massage was effective, in-expensive and easily applied strategy for reduction of pain among post-caesarean mothers.
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How to cite this article:
Shweta Shindogi, Asha H Bhatakhande, Sharon Rose. Effectiveness of hand and foot massage on pain reduction among post-caesarean mothers at selected hospitals of Hubballi, Dharwad. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2021;4(2):83-87. DOI: 10.33545/26630427.2021.v4.i2b.95
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