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RESEARCH ARTICLE

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; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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