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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2013, 1(1), 43-46
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-1-1-7
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Effectiveness of Infrared Rays on Wound Healing among Caesarean Section Mothers at Puducherry

Manju Bala Dash1, and Sengathir Selvi2

1Professor in Nursing, MTPG & RIHS, Puducherry, India

2M.Sc Nursing, MTPG & RIHS

Pub. Date: December 08, 2013

Cite this paper:
Manju Bala Dash and Sengathir Selvi. Effectiveness of Infrared Rays on Wound Healing among Caesarean Section Mothers at Puducherry. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2013; 1(1):43-46. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-1-1-7

Abstract

To evaluate the effectiveness of Infrared rays on wound healing and pain level in the experimental group comparison with control group mothers were conducted at Puducherry, India. Methodology: quantitative approach and pre- test/ post- test control group design adopted and 100 caesarean section mothers (50 experimental & 50 control group) were selected by simple random sampling technique. Pre–test was done to assess the existing wound healing & pain level for both group with standard scale (Modified Southampton wound assessment scale &Numeric pain rating scale). Experimental group received infrared therapy whereas the control group received routine dressing for twice a day for 3 days. Post-test assessment of wound healing & pain level was done on 5th & 7th post operative days with the same standard scales. Result and findings: Pre& post-test mean wound healing scores in experimental group was 2.1 ± 1.446 & 1.26 ± 0.828 respectively with ‘t’ value 4.365(p<0.05), Similarly the mean pain level scores was 3.90±0.303 & 1.94±0.424 with the ‘t’ value 28.100(p<0.05) and found statistically significant. There was a positive correlation between the wound healing and pain level score r = 0.22.

Keywords:
infrared wound healing caesarean section

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