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Effectiveness of Benson's Relaxation Therapy on Reduction of Postcesarean Pain and Stress among Mothers in a Selected Hospital at Kochi

K Soumya Raj, Rakhi R Pillai

Keywords : Benson's relaxation therapy, Effectiveness, Postcesarean mother, Postcesarean pain, Postcesarean stress

Citation Information : Raj KS, Pillai RR. Effectiveness of Benson's Relaxation Therapy on Reduction of Postcesarean Pain and Stress among Mothers in a Selected Hospital at Kochi. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2021; 13 (2):121-124.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1875

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 09-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Pain and stress presented in postcesarean mothers make the recovery hard, and it affects the mother's connection with the newborns. Benson's relaxation therapy is a simple practice that can help to relieve pain and stress. Aim of the study: Main aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of Benson's relaxation therapy in pain and stress among postcesarean mothers between the experimental and control groups. Methodology: In this study, researchers used quasi-experimental design with pretest ± posttest control group design. The setting of the study was Amrita Hospital, Kochi. A sample of 60 postcesarean mothers (30 in each group) were selected by using the convenient sampling technique. Result: Present study reveals a significant difference between pretest and posttest stress and pain in the experimental group, which is statistically significant with p-value <0.05. In the control group, pretest stress and posttest stress were not significantly different and there is a difference in pretest and posttest pain scores as p-value is <0.05. When comparing percentage distribution of posttest pain in both groups, majority of experimental group (76.7%) had mild pain and 23.3% of them had moderate pain. On the contrary, in the control group, only 16.7% of the postcesarean mothers had mild pain and about 50% had moderate pain, and 33.3% had severe pain. Conclusion: Benson's relaxation therapy can use effectively by the midwife for a significant reduction in pain and stress among postcesarean mothers.

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