Effectiveness of early ambulation on maternal outcome among post caesarean mothers admitted in a tertiary care hospital
Lt Col Sindhumol PK, Lt Col Arti Dixit, Capt Christina Merin John, Capt Karamjeet Kaur, Capt Ismarna Rai
After every surgery the body takes time to heal. A caesarean section is a major surgical procedure after the mother not only has to deal with herself but also has to take care of her baby. It is the initial day which acts as a turning point in her life. Adding to her plight is the excruciating pain that she feels initially which delays the breastfeeding, further leading to poor infant mother bonding. Study aimed to assess maternal outcome (pain score & infant behaviour) after early ambulation among post cesarean mothers.
Objectives: To assess the pain score of post caesarean mothers before and after ambulation.. To assess the infant’s behaviour of post caesarean mother after ambulation.. To compare the maternal outcome among post caesarean mothers in both groups.
Methods and Material: Experimental approach with two group pre-test post-test design was adopted for the study. The study included 60 subjects selected by computerised random sampling technique; 30 in experimental and 30 in control group. Pain score assessed by VAS and infant behaviour by modified BOAT.
Findings: There was significant difference with regard to application of statistical test results of maternal outcome in experiment group. Thus proving that early ambulation is effective to improve maternal outcome among post caesarean mothers.
Conclusion: The study concludes that early ambulation; after six hours of post caesarean section plays a vital and beneficial role in improving maternal outcome of post caesarean mothers, and it can be practiced safely and independently by the nursing staff in hospital setting for the benefits of post cesarean mothers.
Lt Col Sindhumol PK, Lt Col Arti Dixit, Capt Christina Merin John, Capt Karamjeet Kaur, Capt Ismarna Rai. Effectiveness of early ambulation on maternal outcome among post caesarean mothers admitted in a tertiary care hospital. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2022;5(2):30-33. DOI: 10.33545/26630427.2022.v5.i2a.121