Evaluating the Impact of Sodium Chloride Treatment on the Recovery of Episiotomy Wounds in Postnatal Women at Selected Medical Facilities in Kolar District



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International Journal of Medical Surgical Nursing
Received Date: 03/06/2024
Acceptance Date: 03/20/2024
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SANDHYA V Evaluating the Impact of Sodium Chloride Treatment on the Recovery of Episiotomy Wounds in Postnatal Women at Selected Medical Facilities in Kolar District International Journal of Medical Surgical Nursing. 2024; 07(01): -p.

The study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of sodium chloride in promoting the healing of episiotomy wounds among postnatal mothers in selected hospitals in Kolar district. It employed a true experimental pre and post-test control group design and utilized a standardized REEDA scale to assess wound healing. A total of 20 postnatal mothers were randomly assigned to either the experimental group, where sodium chloride was applied to the episiotomy wounds, or the control group, which received standard care. The study found a significant decrease in healing scores in the experimental group post-application of sodium chloride compared to pre-application, indicating improved wound healing. Additionally, the control group showed a slight decrease in healing scores, albeit not as significant as the experimental group. Demographic data revealed that most participants were aged 18-22 years, with secondary education being predominant. Primigravida mothers constituted the majority, and the length of episiotomy wounds varied, with the majority being less than 3 cm. Overall, the findings suggest that sodium chloride application may be effective in enhancing episiotomy wound healing. However, further research involving larger sample sizes and longer follow-up periods is warranted to validate these findings and inform clinical practice effectively.

KEYWORDS: sodium chloride, pre and post-test control group, episiotomy wound, Primigravida mothers, healing.



SANDHYA V Evaluating the Impact of Sodium Chloride Treatment on the Recovery of Episiotomy Wounds in Postnatal Women at Selected Medical Facilities in Kolar District International Journal of Medical Surgical Nursing. 2024; 07(01): -p.


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