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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 10, Part D (2018)

Effectiveness of Lavender oil massage vs rose oil massage on labour pain perception among parturient women during first stage of labour at MGMCRI, Puducherry

Author(s)
Nivetha G, Annie Annal M and Dr. Renuka K
Abstract
Labour pain is one of the severest pain. Controlling labour pain is a major concern of maternity care. Nowadays, interest in non-pharmacological pain relief methods has been increased because of their lower side effects. Pain in labour is nearly universal experience for the childbearing women. Lavender oil massage and rose oil massage helps to convey care, support and comfort during labour without any side effects. Hence, this study proposes to evaluate the effectiveness of lavender oil massage and rose oil massage in reducing the labour pain perception in women during first stage of labour. Aim: This study was aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Lavender oil massage Vs Rose oil massage on labour pain perception among parturient women during first stage of labour at MGMCRI, Puducherry” Methodology: A true experimental design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was only parturient women during first stage of labour. 60 samples were selected by Simple Random sampling technique with 30 in each group; Group I received lavender oil massage and Group II received rose oil massage. Pre-test was done using structured questionnaire and assessment of level of pain perception by Numerical Pain Rating Scale. After lavender oil massage for Group I and rose oil massage for Group II, the level of pain perception was assessed using the Numerical Pain Rating Scale. Results: The present study results was shows that all parturient women reported severe pain on Numerical Pain Rating Scale before intervention. Lavender oil massage and rose oil massage were effective on labour pain perception in both Group I and Group II. While comparing the effectiveness of lavender oil massage and rose oil massage, it shows that, according to Mann–Whitney test the pre-test value was ‑0.889 and ‘p’ value was 0.374, whereas the post-test value was ‑2.199 and ‘p’ value was 0.028*. While comparing Group I and Group II, the obtained Wilcoxon value was ‑4.831 and ‑4.674, respectively. It was statistically significant at p<0.001*. It indicates that there was variation in the level of pain reduction in Group I than Group II.
Pages: 266-271  |  181 Views  6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Nivetha G, Annie Annal M and Dr. Renuka K. Effectiveness of Lavender oil massage vs rose oil massage on labour pain perception among parturient women during first stage of labour at MGMCRI, Puducherry. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(10): 266-271.
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