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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Helfer Skin Tap Technique on Level of Pain during Intramuscular Injection among Infants in Selected Hospitals, Moradabad

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)

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Page : 496-498

Keywords : Helfer Skin Tap Technique; Intramuscular Injection; infants;

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Background of the study: Injections for vaccinations, the most common source of iatrogenic pain in childhood. Hence, a study on the effectiveness of Helfer skin tap technique during Intramuscular injection can contribute to provide evidence for introducing this intervention in clinical practice, which prompts the researcher to conduct this study. Objective: The primary objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of Helfer Skin Tap Technique on level of pain during Intramuscular injection among infants in selected hospitals. Method: Quasi-experimental design used in this study Comprised of 60 infants selected by purposive sampling technique, 30 in experimental & 30 in the control group. FLACC pain scale, Demographic Performa was used for the data collection and the collected data was analyzed with the descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: The study revealed in experimental group after the intervention 63.3% of the Infant were having mild pain and 36.7% were having moderate pain. In control group 16.7% of the Infant were having mild pain and 46.7% were having moderate pain and 36.7% were having severe pain, the mean difference of post test score of pain of experimental and control group was 2.06. Conclusion: Helfer skin tap technique is effective method for reducing the level of pain during Intramuscular injection. So, the study concluded that the Helfer skin tap technique can be used as folk remedy for reducing the level of pain.

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