Effectiveness of Early Ambulation on Post-Operative Pain and Healing in Mothers After Cesarean Section at a Selected Hospital in Bangalore.

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Julie Jestin A, Sharmila, Roja Chokkara, and Sangeetha C.

Volume: 10 | Issue: 01 | Year 2024 | Subscription
International Journal of Obstetrics, Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
Received Date: 02/05/2024
Acceptance Date: 03/28/2024
Published On: 2024-03-30
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Julie Jestin A, Sharmila, Roja Chokkara, and Sangeetha C. Effectiveness of Early Ambulation on Post-Operative Pain and Healing in Mothers After Cesarean Section at a Selected Hospital in Bangalore. International Journal of Obstetrics, Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 2024; 10(01): -p.
Abstract

Introduction: Encouraging early mobilization has proven to be a beneficial approach for the post-operative care of mothers who undergo caesarean sections, contributing to improved maternal recovery.The current study aims to determine the effectiveness of early ambulation on post caesarean pain and recovery among post caesarean mothers. Materials and methods: A quantitative research methodology employing a true experimental design was carried out at a multispecialty tertiary care hospital located in Bangalore. A total of 60 post caesarean mothers (30 experimental and 30 control group) were selected through simple random sampling technique using lottery method. Data was collected through standardized numeric pain rating scale and structured assessment sheets. Post intervention pain score was assessed after ambulation among the experimental group at 6 hours, 12hours and 24 hours of caesarean section. The data was analyzed utilizing both descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Results: Assessment of the intensity of pain prior to the interventions was moderate for 60% of the mothers and severe for 40% of the mothers in the experimental group whereas in the control group majority 73.3% had severe pain, 26.6% had moderate pain. Analysis of pain levels indicated that at the 12-hour mark, the experimental group exhibited a mean pain score of 4.6, whereas the control group displayed a mean score of 5.6, yielding a t-test value of 5.4. Similarly, at the 24-hour mark, the experimental group showed a mean score of 3.5, compared to the control group’s mean score of 4.5, which was found to be statistically significant at the 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: Study results found that pain scores reduced over a period of 24 hours in mothers who were ambulated early. Therefore, the research findings indicated that early mobilization proved to be beneficial for the postoperative recuperation of mothers who underwent cesarean delivery.

Key words: Effectiveness,Post Caesarean mothers, Early ambulation, Post-ambulation pain,Recovery parameters

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Julie Jestin A, Sharmila, Roja Chokkara, and Sangeetha C. Effectiveness of Early Ambulation on Post-Operative Pain and Healing in Mothers After Cesarean Section at a Selected Hospital in Bangalore. International Journal of Obstetrics, Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 2024; 10(01): -p.

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