International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
Effectiveness of hand & foot massage in reducing post-operative pain
Introduction: Pain is a multialimensional phenomenon it is very difficult to define & it is more subjective & personal there are no objective measurements so it is nurses duty to help patients to overcome pain & make them comfortable. Post-operative pain is very common and develops naturally as warning symptoms its development can be predicted and should be prevented and treated.
Material and Methods: Female patients between 20 – 50 years, of age who has undergone abdominal surgery in selected tertiary care hospitals. A sample of 100 patients who had general abdominal surgery was recruited over a period of one year. Patients were randomly allocated into a control group (n = 50), and a massage group (n = 50).
Results: This study deals with the analysis and result of data collected from 100female patients between age group of 20-50 years, among them 50 were control and 50 were who had undergone general abdominal surgery.
Conclusion: This study's findings concluded that pain and anxiety are commonly experienced symptoms in the majority of postoperative patients. Hand and foot massage as a non-pharmacological nursing intervention showed a significant impact on decreasing these symptoms. An increase in nurses' awareness about the importance of applying massage after surgery can relieve the feelings of pain and anxiety in many of these patients