International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part E (2017)
A study to assess the effect of ambulation in reduction of labour pain among pregnant women in the regional hospital Kullu. (HP)
To assess the effect of ambulation in reduction of labour pain among pregnant women during the first stage of labour at Regional hospital Kullu. The study was conducted in Regional Hospital, Kullu, HP. Quasi experimental randomized control group design was used. The study comprised 40 pregnant women, with first stage of labour. 20 in Experimental group and 20 in Control group who fulfilled the inclusion criteria by using purposive Sampling Technique. Visual analogue scale was used to assess the reduction of labour pain among pregnant women in pre test and post test. After pre test ambulation therapy is given to the experimental group for 15 minutes and 30 minutes rest will continue up to 4-6 hours and post test was done. Data analysis was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Mean pre-test pain score in control and experimental group was 6.650±2.3005 and6.100±2.0235 respectively which was not significantly different. Mean post-test score was 5.80±2.0157 and 3.450±1.6376 in control and experimental group respectively which was significantly different (P<0.05). Test score after ambulation therapy was significantly lower (3.450±1.6376) when compared with test score before ambulation therapy (6.100±2.0235). The P value was highly significant (P<0.0001).
Conclusion: The present study shows that ambulation therapy is effective in reducing labour pain in pregnant women.
How to cite this article:
Meena P. A study to assess the effect of ambulation in reduction of labour pain among pregnant women in the regional hospital Kullu. (HP). International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(6): 291-294.