Assess the Effects of Back Massage to Improve Sleeping Pattern of the Postoperative Cardiothoracic Patients among the Selected Hospitals
Keywords:Assess, Back Massage, Effects Postoperative cardiothoracic patient, sleeping pattern
Background : During the recovery time after cardiac surgery, some patients find that they have disturbed sleep.
This is due to a combination of the effects of anesthesia, pain or discomfort in the area of the incisions, back,
shoulder, and neck pain from manipulation of body during surgical procedure and the post-operative changes
to daily routine and stress. Lack of sleep may cause fatigue; delay in recovery process and lead to prolonged
hospitalization Therapeutic back massage has gained support as an intervention that improves the overall
relaxation of the body. Patients experience back massage as a calming, stimulating and effective measure of
sleep-inducing influence. Objectives: To assess the sleeping pattern of post operative cardiothoracic patients
before giving back massage, To assess the sleeping pattern of post operative cardiothoracic patients after
giving back massage, To compare the difference between before and after massage effect on sleeping pattern
of post operative cardiothoracic patients, To correlate the effects of back massage with selected demographic
variables and to find out association between before and after back massage effects on sleeping pattern of
post operative cardiothoracic patients. Material and Methods: An experimental method research with a
configuration which is quasi experimental (non-randomized control group). This research was carried out
in selected hospitals of the Vidharbha Region on postoperative cardiothoracic patient. Result: Statistically
significant difference was found in sleeping pattern score of postoperative cardiothoracic patients, before
and after massage effect in experimental group. Conclusion: Massage evokes an aura of acceptance, bodyrespect and treatment. The intimate personal contact suggested in massage improves the bond between the
nurse and the patient and this in effect provides an environment for wellbeing and healing. The present study
concludes that back massage has an effect on improving the sleep pattern of postoperative cardiothoracic
patients in order to cope with the problem of postoperative sleep disruption that helps to recover early after
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