Effectiveness of Hand and Foot Massage on Level of Pain Perception among Lower Segment Caesarean Section Mothers

Authors

  • W. Shebi Mol1 , D. Shiny Mary2 , A. Reena Evency3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v12i3.9723

Keywords:

Pain perception, Caesarean, Hand and foot Massage.

Abstract

The study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of Hand and Foot massage on level of pain perception

among Lower Segment Caesarean Section mothers. Quasi experimental non randomized control group design

was adopted for the study. The structured questionnaire was developed to collect the data. The samples were

selected by purposive sampling technique. The study was conducted on 60 lower segment caesarean section

mothers. The participants were divided into two groups 30 each in study group and control group. Pre test

was done for both the groups by using Numerical Pain Rating Scale. Hand and foot massage was given for

30 minutes to the study group for 5 days (Morning). Post test was done for both the study group and control

group. The estimated paired ‘t’ value was 1.70 which was significant at p < 0.05. This shows that the hand

and foot massage is effective in reducing the level of pain perception among Lower Segment Caesarean

Section mothers.

Author Biography

W. Shebi Mol1 , D. Shiny Mary2 , A. Reena Evency3

1 M.Sc. Nursing Student, 2Associate Professor, 3Principal, St Xaviers Catholic College of Nursing, Chunkankadai

Published

2020-07-23