Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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Effectiveness of Paced Breathing Exercise on Labor Pain Perception among Primi mothers during First Stage of Labor



Address:   Mrs. S. Leethial1, Prof. Mrs. Reeta Jebakumari Solomon2
1Student, OBG Department, Thasiah College of Nursing, Vellivilagam, Marthandam
2Principal of Thasiah College of Nursing, Vellivillagam, Marthandam
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00057.1

ABSTRACT:
Background of the study: Child birth includes both labor and delivery. Pain during labor is caused by contractions of the muscles of the uterus and by pressure on the cervix. As pain and discomfort increase, women may be tempted to request pain medications. They will not act to slow down or stop the labor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Paced breathing exercise on labor pain perception among primi mothers during first stage of labor in selected hospitals at Kanyakumari district. Materials and methods: The design adopted was quasi experimental, non- equivalent control group pre-test post-test design. The sample consisted of 60 mothers, 30 in experimental group and 30 in control group. The purposive sampling technique was used to select the samples. The tools used for data collection procedure was demographic data and Wong-Baker facial grimace scale. Paced breathing exercise was administered to those in the experimental group and post-test was done in both experimental and control group. Result: The mean post-test level of labor pain perception among primi mothers during first stage of labor in experimental group at observation I, II, III are 4.93, 6.13, 7.96 respectively were lesser than the mean pre-test score at observation I, II, III are 7.06, 7.86, 9.6 respectively (MD of 3 observations=2.13, 1.73, 1.64., t=5.18, 4.06, 4.22., P<0.05). Whereas the mean post-test level of labor pain perception among primi mothers during first stage of labor in control group at observation I, II, III are 7.33, 8.93, 10 respectively were greater than the mean pre-test score at observation I, II, III are 7.0, 7.6, 9.46 respectively (MD of 3 observations=-0.33, -1.33, -0.54., t=-1.33, -3.2, -3.81., P<0.05). This proves that due to the effect of paced breathing exercise the mean post-test level of labor pain perception among primi mothers in experimental group had marked reduction. Conclusion: The study concluded that paced breathing exercise is an effective non pharmacological intervention for reducing labor pain perception.
KEYWORDS:
Effectiveness, Paced breathing exercise, Labor pain perception, Primi mothers, First stage of labor.
Cite:
S. Leethial, Reeta Jebakumari Solomon. Effectiveness of Paced Breathing Exercise on Labor Pain Perception among Primi mothers during First Stage of Labor. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(3): 242-246.
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