A study to assess the effectiveness of fundal massage on reduction of after pain among postnatal mothers in Thiruvallur government hospital
Jessy Rani, KR Priyanka
After the mother gives birth, the mother goes through many emotional and physical changes. The mother probably feels alternately, cheerful joy and also experiences physical pain. Pain and fatigue are the most common problems reported by women in the early postpartum period. Pain can interfere with a woman’s ability to care for herself and her infant. Cramping will be most intense for the first day or two after giving birth, but it should taper off around the third day.(Though it can take six weeks or longer for the uterus to return its normal size.the study was conducted to assess the level of after pain among postnatal mothers, to assess the level of after pain among postnatal mothers after administration of fundal massage and to associate the pre intervention and post intervention level of after pain among postnatal mothers with the demographic variables. Method: A quasi experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of fundal massage on reduction of after pain among postnatal mothers in Thiruvallur Government Hospital. Totally 60 samples were selected using convenient sampling technique in that 30 samples were in experimental group and 30 samples were in control group. The researcher developed a structured interview schedule to assess the demographic variables of the samples. The pre-test level of pain was assessed using numerical rating scale and then fundal massage is given to the postnatal mothers in the experimental group. Massage was given for 30sec and repeated for 5 times within 10 min in the morning and evening of the same day. Then the post-test level of pain is assessed. The pre-test and post-test level of pain was assessed in the control group without administration of any intervention to the mothers. The data were analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: The result revealed that t value for experimental group is t=16.1319 which is found to be significant at p>0.05. Conclusion: Thus the fundal massage has a significant effect in reducing the after pain among postnatal mothers.