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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

Effectiveness of Jacobson's progressive muscle relaxation technique for pain management in post-cesaerean women

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Author Details : Divya Devmurari, Sanket Nagrale

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 228-232

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Introduction: Pain is the most distressing response in early post operative period. Patients with post operative pain has a different response according to pain and opiods. Pain sensitivity is more in females than males. Cesaerean section is one of the major surgery that causes pain. Post operative pain can be managed by pharmacological and non- pharmacological. One non-pharmacological approach is relaxation therapy. So it’s important to have adjunct therapy like relaxation to reduce pain in C-section women.
Purpose of the Study: Cesaerean section women experiences pain due to operative trauma. One of the relaxation technique is Jacobson’s. Skills in releasing pain of local parts of body can have direct effect on entire body. Jacobson’s technique has a hypothalamic response which decrease sympathetic arousal and muscle tone. This mechanism helps to relieve pain and distress.
Objectives: 1) To find out post operative relief of pain between experimental and controlled groups on VAS score. 2) To find out mean difference between pain scores of controlled and experimental groups.
Methodology: This study was conducted on 34 subjects. It was randomised controlled study. Intervention was for 5 days. Dose of analgesics were collected from medical records. Controlled group was given pre operative instructions. Experimental group performed Jacobson’s technique. Before and after intervention, pain was assessed with VAS score.
Conclusion: Pain is more reduced in experimental than controlled group.
There is significant difference in mean values between pain scores of controlled and experimental group on VAS score.

Keywords: Jacobson’s relaxation, Cesaerean section, Pain management.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2754.2018.0051

How to cite : Devmurari D, Nagrale S, Effectiveness of Jacobson's progressive muscle relaxation technique for pain management in post-cesaerean women. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2018;5(2):228-232

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