International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 10, Part E (2018)
Guided imagery on pain and its associated behavioral changes among post abdominal surgery clients
Proper pain reduction is important for promotion of health in post-operative period. Providing effective pain management in post-operative period is a challenging opportunity. The post-operative ward nurse combines the technologic sophistication of this unique setting with a personal, individualized care approach to maximize the positive potential outcomes for the patient. The objectives of the study were to assess the pain and its associated behavioral changes, to evaluate the effectiveness of Guided Imagery, to find out the association between the pain and its associated behavioral changes with the demographic variables of post abdominal patients admitted in post-operative ward in AJ Hospital at Kanyakumari. The Conceptual framework of the present study was based on Modified Weidenbach’s Helping Art of clinical nursing theory. A quasi experimental with one group pre-test and post-test design has been used in this study. The study samples have been selected by using purposive sampling technique. Guided Imagery was given for the patients. Data collection was done before and after guided imagery by using Numerical pain Scale and Modified FLACC Behavioral Scale. The study findings showed that the obtained ‘t” value (37.29 on pain level; 37.61 on behavioral level) was significant, P<0.05. Guided Imagery was effective in reducing pain among post abdominal surgery clients.
How to cite this article:
Ferganzia Jubilson. Guided imagery on pain and its associated behavioral changes among post abdominal surgery clients. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(10): 362-363.