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AIM: A study to assess the effectiveness of Zone therapy on pain among post caesarean mothers in selected
hospital at Mangaluru.
• To determine the pain among post caesarean mothers using Numerical Pain Rating Scale in experimental and
• To find the effectiveness of Zone therapy on pain among post caesarean mothers in experimental group.
• To find the association between post-test score among experimental group and selected demographic
METHODOLOGY: Quantitative research method with Quasi -experimental design was used for this study. A
total of (40) sample are assigned as experimental (20) and control(20) group were selected using non probability
purposive sampling technique. Data collection was done using Demographic Performa and Numeric Pain rating
scale. Formal written permission was obtained from the authorities prior to the data collection process. The data was
analyzed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics on the basis of objectives and hypothesis of the study.
RESULT: The mean post-test pain score (2.95±0.825) were less than that of mean pre- test pain score (8.55±0.604)
in the experimental group. The findings revealed that the calculated ‘t’ value (15.41) was greater than the table
value (t19=2.09) at 0.05 level of significance. In experimental group the mean post-test pain score (2.95±0.825)
was less than that of the control group (4.6±0.97). Unpaired ‘t’ test was used ,the findings revealed that the
calculated unpaired ‘t’ value (7.5) was greater than the table value (t38=2.02) at 0.05 level of significance. Hence,
the researcher concludes that Zone therapy is effective in reducing the post caesarean pain.