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Investigating the effect of massage therapy on labor in the active stage of first labor
SE Hosseini Mr *, N Asadi Mrs, F Zareei Mrs
, ebrahim.hossini@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Parturition is one of the most painful experiences of women and the reduction it's are important goals of nursing care, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of massage on pain levels in women at parturition were nulliparous. Method: The subjects of this research were 30 women, selected voluntarily and they have been put in two experimental and control group. The experimental group of active dilatation 4-3 cm to dilatation 10-8 cm under received massage therapy as a 10-minute massage and 10 minutes were resting, while the control group were not under any a kind of intervention. Perscent Behavioral Intensity (PBI) Scale and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) scale was used to measure pain. The data were statistically by ANOVA using SPSS-18. Results: Results showed that pain scores in experimental group in dilatations of 4-3 cm, 5-7 and 8-10 cm are significantly reduced compared with control group. Conclusion: Statistical analysis showed that massage therapy reduces pain Labor compared with the control group. Massage may reduce pain through modulation of pain transmission pathway.
Keywords: Massage therapy, labor pain, parturition
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Type of Study: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2014/05/19 | Published: 2014/05/15
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Hosseini S, Asadi N, Zareei F. Investigating the effect of massage therapy on labor in the active stage of first labor. IJNR. 2014; 9 (1) :25-32
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