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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part A (2019)

A study to assess the knowledge and attitude about massage therapy among nurses in labour room of selected hospitals of Pimpri Chinchwad area in Pune city

Author(s)
Martha Sunil Raut and Shweta Joshi
Abstract
Introduction: Today’s man lives in a world where everything moves with a tick of a clock and moves around in a world with high technological advancement. Care and concern, of human being is replaced by advanced technology. Nurses will care for mothers by providing massages which help to promote labour and relieve pain. The labour and the birth process is an exciting, painful and anxiety provoking process. Childbirth has been associated with pain, hence throughout history measures have been introduced to help relieve it. Various exorcisms can be found in the records from the ancient civilizations. Massage therapy on Low Back Pain’, and it shows that massage can relax the body and direct the attention of the nervous system thereby providing distraction during early labour. Labour proceeds easier and faster if the woman feels relaxed. Massage of different parts using essential oils like Olive oil which works well with her body and promotes relaxation thereby reducing the labour pain perception without any side effects.
Methods research approach: Descriptive survey approach. Research design used was exploratory design. The conceptual framework based on Theory of Goal Attainment model was used for the study which is designed by Imogene King’s (1958). The setting for this study was the selected areas of the labour room of selected hospitals like Jijamata Hospital, Bhosari Hospital and Dr. D.Y. Patil Hospital, in PCMC, Pune. Non probability Purposive Sampling Technique was used for 60samples.
Results: Nurses above Age 31 to 40 yrs. Experience in labour room.3 Yrs & above, It has been observed that in this study exploratory design was used. The population for the present study comprised of nurses in labour room of selected hospitals of Pimpri Chinchwad area in Pune city.” Total 60samples were taken, Sample was collected through the use of Non Probability Purposive Sampling Technique. To ensures reliability of tool reliability for knowledge section was assessed. The reliability co-efficient for the knowledge test (The Structured Questionnaire) was calculated, using the Test Re-Test method. The items were coded and the reliability was calculated. The reliability co-efficient was found to be 0.80, so it is significant. The reliabilityco-efficient for the attitude was calculated, using the Test Re-test method.
Conclusion: It has been observed that in descriptive study indicates that there is the justification for taking this study was based on the facts that the incidence rate of severe labour pain is increasing day by day. It describes the steps of goal attainment theory. The Research Method adopted for the study was an Exploratory. The overall knowledge scores of nurses regarding Massage Therapy in labour is good, grade wise distribution of attitude is in the best grade. An association is seen between the age and knowledge of practice of Massage Therapy.
Pages: 05-09  |  129 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Martha Sunil Raut and Shweta Joshi. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude about massage therapy among nurses in labour room of selected hospitals of Pimpri Chinchwad area in Pune city. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(3): 05-09.
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