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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156394
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Characteristics of Labor Pain: A Comparison of Massage Effects
Abstract:
Characteristics of Labor Pain: A Comparison of Massage Effects
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Chang, Mei-Yueh, MSc, RN
P.I. Institution Name:National Tainan Institute of Nursing
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Chung-Hey Chen, PhD, RN
Background. Intervention for pain and discomfort during labor and birth is a major part of the modern obstetric care of laboring women. According to Chinese ethnic practice, ?putting up with? (reen) pain is a traditional virtue, and thus laboring women in Taiwan do not usually request pharmacological pain relief. Massage, on the other hand, is generally accepted by these women but its possible effects are not clearly understood. Aims. The purpose of this study was to describe systematically the characteristics of pain during labor with and without massage. Methods. Sixty primiparas in labor were randomly assigned to either the massage group or the control group and were tested using the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) at 3 stages of cervical dilation: stage 1 dilation (3-4 cm), stage 2 dilation (5-7 cm), and stage 3 dilation (8-10 cm). Results. The results of this study showed: (1) as cervical dilation increased, there were significant increases in self-reported pain on all the cited measures; (2) massage lessened pain intensity at stage 1 and stage2, but there were no significant differences between the groups at stage 3 with the VAS and PPI measurement; (3) the most frequently selected five sensory words chosen by both groups were similar at stages 1 and 2 were (a) sore, (b) sharp, (c) heavy, (d) throbbing, and (e) cramping, and in 2 out of 4 affective classes, fearful and tiring-exhausting were the most used by the women to describe the affective dimension. Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that, although massage can not change the characteristics of pain during labor, it can effectively decrease labor pain at stage 1 and stage 2 of cervical dilation during labor.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCharacteristics of Labor Pain: A Comparison of Massage Effectsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156394-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Characteristics of Labor Pain: A Comparison of Massage Effects</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chang, Mei-Yueh, MSc, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Tainan Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jan224@mail.ntin.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Chung-Hey Chen, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background. Intervention for pain and discomfort during labor and birth is a major part of the modern obstetric care of laboring women. According to Chinese ethnic practice, ?putting up with? (reen) pain is a traditional virtue, and thus laboring women in Taiwan do not usually request pharmacological pain relief. Massage, on the other hand, is generally accepted by these women but its possible effects are not clearly understood. Aims. The purpose of this study was to describe systematically the characteristics of pain during labor with and without massage. Methods. Sixty primiparas in labor were randomly assigned to either the massage group or the control group and were tested using the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) at 3 stages of cervical dilation: stage 1 dilation (3-4 cm), stage 2 dilation (5-7 cm), and stage 3 dilation (8-10 cm). Results. The results of this study showed: (1) as cervical dilation increased, there were significant increases in self-reported pain on all the cited measures; (2) massage lessened pain intensity at stage 1 and stage2, but there were no significant differences between the groups at stage 3 with the VAS and PPI measurement; (3) the most frequently selected five sensory words chosen by both groups were similar at stages 1 and 2 were (a) sore, (b) sharp, (c) heavy, (d) throbbing, and (e) cramping, and in 2 out of 4 affective classes, fearful and tiring-exhausting were the most used by the women to describe the affective dimension. Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that, although massage can not change the characteristics of pain during labor, it can effectively decrease labor pain at stage 1 and stage 2 of cervical dilation during labor.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:44:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:44:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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