A study to assess the effectiveness of clove oil massage on lower back pain among postnatal mothers in Saveetha medical college and hospital, Thandalam
Dr. Tamilselv, Indumathi
Lower backpain is a common complaint of postnatal period this is generally. characteristics as axial or para -sagittal discomfort in the lower lumbar region and is musculoskeletal in nature. So the present study is done to assess the effectiveness of clove oil massage on lower back pain among postnatal mother at saveetha medical college and Hospital.A total quantitative approach quasi experimental design of 60 postnatal mothers who met the inclusion criteria were selected by using convenient sampling technique. After selecting the sample, the her introduced herself and explained the purpose of the study to the participants and informed consent was obtained. Demographic variables were collected by used followed by pretest was done by using numerical pain rating scale for both experimental and control group. For experimental group, lower back massage was given twice a day for five days, control group received routine care. At the end of fifth day posttest was done for both experimental and control group. The data were tabulated and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The experimental group was 6.6% of postnatal mothers in No pain lower back pain, 73.3% of postnatal mother in mild lower back pain, 20% of postnatal mother in moderate lower back pain level, so the clove oil massage is effective on reduction of lower pain among postnatal mothers.