Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005444
Title: A study to assess the effectiveness of therapeutic back massage on reduction of pain among post-operative patient
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Pain is a naturally recurring state of mind and body characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly voluntary muscles, and reduced interaction with the surrounding. Pain is a basic need of human. Massage therapy, the scientific manipulation of the soft tissue of the body, is a healing art, an act of physical caring, and a way of communicating without words. Massage therapy is a technical that promotes the manual mobilization several structures from both muscle and subcutaneous tissue, by applying mechanical force to tissue this mobilization improves lymph movement and venous return reduce swelling, mobilize muscle fibers, tendon, and skin. The massage therapy may be used to promote muscle relaxation and to reduce pain, stress, and anxiety. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the level of pain among post-operative mothers and to determine the therapeutic back massage to improve the level of pain to post-operative mothers. Materials and Methods: A quasi-experimental research design was used for the study. A total of 30 participants were selected using a purposive sampling technique. Data were selected using pain scale to control and experimental group for twice a day. For the experimental group, therapeutic massage was given twice a day. Results: The demographic variables place of residence had shown statistically significant association with post-test level of pain among post-operative patient at P < 0.05 level and the other demographic variables have shown statistically significant association with post-test level of pain among post-operative patient in the experimental group. The pre-test of the experimental group, 9 (60%), had severe pain, and 6 (40%) had moderate pain, whereas, in the post-test, 11 (73.33) had mild pain, and 4 (26.7%) had moderate pain. The pre-test of control group, 9 (60%), had severe pain and 6 (40%) had moderate pain, whereas, in the post-test, 4 (93.33%) had moderate pain, whereas, in the post-test, 4 (93.33%) had moderate pain and 1 (6.67%) had severe pain. Conclusion: The research found that back massage is effective in improving the quality of sleep and reduced pain in among post-operative patient than the back massage therapy.

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    S. Tamilselvi*, M. Dhinesh

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    Department of Community Health Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: S. Tamilselvi, Department of Community Health Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. Tamilselvi*, M. Dhinesh

    Title:A study to assess the effectiveness of therapeutic back massage on reduction of pain among post-operative patient
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):13 (March)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (202-205)
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    Methodology:Sleep pattern, Therapeutic back massage
    Research Materials:Reduction of pain

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Reduction of pain Sleep pattern Therapeutic back massage

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