Effect of Benson’s Relaxation Therapy (BRT) on Post Caesarean Section Pain and Stress
Keywords:Benson’s relaxation therapy, pain, stress, post caesarean section women
Background: Pregnancy is exciting and unique period in a woman’s life. During this period women’s body
undergo different anatomical and physiological changes. When there are some risk associated with normal
vaginal delivery to mother and baby than caesarean section is required. Many mother encounter with various
discomfort after caesarean delivery such as pain, stress, mood changes, postpartum depression. This study
was conducted to evaluate the effect of Benson’s relaxation therapy on level of pain and stress among post
caesarean section mothers.
Method: A quasi experimental study was done with total 60 participant: 30 in each experimental and
control group were enlisted with the help of convenient sampling method. Samples are randomly allocated
to both group. The tool for data collection includes, socio demographic and maternal variables, Numerical
pain rating scale for pain assessment and Modified Hung’s postpartum scale to assess stress level. Preinterventional
assessment done for both group. Post interventional pain and stress was assessed on third day
by using same tool.
Conclusion: This study concluded that there is constructive outcome of BRT in lessening pain and stress level
among post caesarean section mothers. So to reliving such symptoms, this procedure can be implemented in
hospital setting as it is simple and easy to use and practice, non expensive.
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