Intensity of Pain and Satisfaction with Pain Management Among Postnatal Mothers After Caesarean Section

Authors

  • Bhagrathi Badu, Shanti Awale, Nil Prasad dhital, Pooja Kumari Mahaseth

Keywords:

CESAREAN SECTION, INTENSITY OF PAIN, PAIN MANAGEMENT, POSTANAL MOTHERS, SATISFACTION

Abstract

BACKGROUND: During post Caesarean period, moderate to severe postoperative pain is a regularly reported problem. Early recovery is especially important for a postnatal mother who is expected to take care of her new-born shortly after an operative procedure. Failure to pain management might lead to more pain intensity following surgery and thus poorer recovery and satisfaction with the overall nursing care. METHODS: A quantitative cross -sectional descriptive research design. A Study was conducted among 126 postnatal mothers admitted to Patan Hospital after caesarean delivery. Data were collected on first postoperative day after 24 hours of surgery. Data Analysis was done using SPSS version 16 and analysed using statistical tests frequency, mean, median, standard deviation. RESULT: Overall pain intensity within 24 hours of surgery was moderate (5.50±1.50). Among them97.6% of the respondents were satisfied and 2.4% of the respondents were extremely satisfied with pain management after caesarean section. None of the respondents were dissatisfied. CONCLUSION: The intensity of postoperative pain among postnatal mothers within 24 hours of caesarean section was moderate. Almost all of the respondents were satisfied and none of the respondents was dissatisfied with pain management within 24 hours of caesarean section.

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Published

2022-02-24