A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Normal Saline Application on Episiotomy Wound Healing among Postnatal Mothers at Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati, AssamJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2022-03-05
Authors : Jyotika Borah; Syed Ridhwaanah;
Page : 845-853
Keywords : Effectiveness; Normal saline; Episiotomy; wound healing; postnatal mothers;
Background: Episiotomy is one of the most common procedures that performed during 2nd stage of labour. Morbidity associated with episiotomy may affect women?s physical, psychological and social wellbeing, both in the immediate and long-term postnatal period. Women who experience perineal episiotomy can subsequently be affected by conditions such as dyspareunia, urinary and anal incontinence, perineal pain, and delayed mother?neonate interaction. Objectives: To find out the effectiveness of normal saline application on episiotomy wound healing among postnatal mothers at GMCH, Guwahati, Assam. Material and Methods: Quasi Experimental non randomized control group design was adopted for the study. 60 samples were selected by using convenient sampling technique. Result: The comparison of post interventional level of episiotomy wound healing among postnatal mothers in experimental group and control group showed that in experimental group mean post-interventional score was 2.80?0.976 and in control group mean post-interventional score was 11.53?1.814 with mean difference was 8.73. The comparison between experimental and control group was tested using unpaired t test with obtained t value (t=14.80) was statistically significant at pless than0.05 level. Conclusion: Application of normal on episiotomy wound healing is very effective among postnatal mothers.
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