A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Massaging of Foot on the Level of Pain among Post-Operative Patient at Selected Hospital of Badami

Authors : Dr Chetan S Patali, Dr Susheel kumar Ronad, Suvarna S Pinnapati, Asif Savanur.

Volume/Issue : Volume 3 - 2018, Issue 11 - November

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Physiological reaction to torment makes destructive impacts that drag out the body’s recuperation once medical procedure. Patients routinely report delicate to direct agony in spite of the fact that torment prescriptions are managed. Complimentary strategies upheld sound examination discoveries are required to enhance post agent relief from discomfort exploitation restorative forte administration. Foot knead can possibly help relief from discomfort. Kneading the foot invigorates the mechanoreceptors that initiate nerve strands to release endorphins that keep torment transmission from achieving cognizance. The present study aims at assess the effectiveness of foot massage on the amount of pain, among post operative patients with abdominal surgery.  The Objectives Of The Study  To work out the extent of pain of post operative abdominal surgery patients before implementation of foot massage as measured by a numerical pain scale and empiric check list.  To seek out the effectiveness of foot massage on the extent of pain pressure in terms of reduction in pain.  Materials And Method Pre-experimental one group pre test post test design was used for the present study. Sample consisted of 30 post operative patients with abdominal surgery, who met the inclusion criteria. Tools used were Observation checklist and numerical pain scale to assess pain intensity. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.  Result The findings of the study showed a significant difference in level of pain between the pre and post foot massage sessions immediately and after 10 minutes of FM, (t 29= 12.041, t 29= 22.71 , t29= 12.59 , p<0.05) for the observation checklist, and (t29= 17.02, t29= 23.234 , t29=9.865, p<0.05) for the numerical pain scale. There was no significant association between pre foot massage pain and the selected variables such as age (χ2= 0.109) and type of surgery (χ2= 0.670 , p>0.05).  Conclusion Foot massage is a simple non invasive cost effective method that can be used effectively for the management of post operative pain.


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