Effect of Massage Balls on Breast Engorgement for Taiwanese Postpartum Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621978
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Effect of Massage Balls on Breast Engorgement for Taiwanese Postpartum Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Author(s):
Lee, Hsiu-Jung
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Hsiu-Jung Lee, MSN, MA, Professional Experience: 1993-2016-Heping Fuyou Branch, Taipei City Hospital, Head Nurse, Responsible for Nursing Leadership and Nursing Education.Providing family-centered of obestrics and pediatrics care,and assisting hospital in promoting maternal and child health care services. Author Summary: 1994-2011-- Taipei City Hospital, Nurse. 2012--Fu Jen Catholic University Department of Nursing—Nursing MA 2012-2016-Heping Fuyou Branch, Taipei City Hospital, Head Nurse, Responsible for Nursing Leadership and Nursing Education. Assisting hospital in promoting maternal and child health care services.
Abstract:

Purpose:

The multitude of benefits that come from breastfeeding has been very well established and recognized. Breast engorgement, however, is a common problem of early postpartum breastfeeding, one that contributes to lower willingness to breastfeed. The development of effective strategies aimed at increasing milk secretion is, therefore, highly important, for it helps to prolong the duration of breastfeeding. It is incumbent upon health-care providers to find the best strategies in assisting women to both manage the discomfort of breast engorgement and increase milk secretion.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of massage balls toward treating breast engorgement in postpartum women.

Methods:

A quasi-experimental design was used. Participants were recruited from the postpartum ward of a regional hospital in northern Taiwan. They were all within seven days postpartum and gave informed consent. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups of 30 participants each. Participants in experimental group used the massage balls 30 mins per day for 3 consecutive days . Standard postpartum nursing was provided for the control group. Symptoms of breast engorgement were assessed via a self-report scale before and after the intervention. Data was documented and analyzed using SPSS version 22.0. Differences between two groups were evaluated by use of generalized estimating equations.

Results:

 The results showed that symptoms of breast engorgement (pain, swelling, heat sensation and discomfort) lessened in both groups, with more significant lessening in the experimental group. Differences between two groups reached statistical significance (B = -13.46***).

Conclusion:

This study demonstrated that the use of massage balls may be a more effective method in mitigating the symptoms of breast engorgement. This form of treatment helps mothers and health-care providers handle breast engorgement symptoms more effectively in primary care, which in turn promotes the length and quality of breastfeeding. This method provides an alternative for nurses to manage breast engorgement more effectively and thus increases the quality of care in early postpartum mothers and infants.

Keywords:
breast engorgement; breast nursing; massage balls
Repository Posting Date:
20-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
20-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST120
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.evidence.levelN/Aen
dc.research.approachN/Aen
dc.titleEffect of Massage Balls on Breast Engorgement for Taiwanese Postpartum Women: A Randomized Clinical Trialen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Hsiu-Jungen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsHsiu-Jung Lee, MSN, MA, Professional Experience: 1993-2016-Heping Fuyou Branch, Taipei City Hospital, Head Nurse, Responsible for Nursing Leadership and Nursing Education.Providing family-centered of obestrics and pediatrics care,and assisting hospital in promoting maternal and child health care services. Author Summary: 1994-2011-- Taipei City Hospital, Nurse. 2012--Fu Jen Catholic University Department of Nursing—Nursing MA 2012-2016-Heping Fuyou Branch, Taipei City Hospital, Head Nurse, Responsible for Nursing Leadership and Nursing Education. Assisting hospital in promoting maternal and child health care services.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621978-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>The multitude of benefits that come from breastfeeding has been very well established and recognized. Breast engorgement, however, is a common problem of early postpartum breastfeeding, one that contributes to lower willingness to breastfeed. The development of effective strategies aimed at increasing milk secretion is, therefore, highly important, for it helps to prolong the duration of breastfeeding. It is incumbent upon health-care providers to find the best strategies in assisting women to both manage the discomfort of breast engorgement and increase milk secretion.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of massage balls toward treating breast engorgement in postpartum women.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>A quasi-experimental design was used. Participants were recruited from the postpartum ward of a regional hospital in northern Taiwan. They were all within seven days postpartum and gave informed consent. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups of 30 participants each. Participants in experimental group used the massage balls 30 mins per day for 3 consecutive days . Standard postpartum nursing was provided for the control group. Symptoms of breast engorgement were assessed via a self-report scale before and after the intervention. Data was documented and analyzed using SPSS version 22.0. Differences between two groups were evaluated by use of generalized estimating equations.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p> The results showed that symptoms of breast engorgement (pain, swelling, heat sensation and discomfort) lessened in both groups, with more significant lessening in the experimental group. Differences between two groups reached statistical significance (B = -13.46***).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>This study demonstrated that the use of massage balls may be a more effective method in mitigating the symptoms of breast engorgement. This form of treatment helps mothers and health-care providers handle breast engorgement symptoms more effectively in primary care, which in turn promotes the length and quality of breastfeeding. This method provides an alternative for nurses to manage breast engorgement more effectively and thus increases the quality of care in early postpartum mothers and infants.</p>en
dc.subjectbreast engorgementen
dc.subjectbreast nursingen
dc.subjectmassage ballsen
dc.date.available2017-07-20T15:03:07Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-20-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-20T15:03:07Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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