Effectiveness of Foot Reflexology on Reducing Lower Abdominal Pain among Postnatal Mothers Undergone Caesarean Section at Selected Hospitals of Greater Noida, Up.

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Ms. Bibhakumari, Ms. Rekha Kumari, Ms. Priyanka Nirman, Ms. Vinita Dabas, Ms. Anuradha, Ms. Koyalkumari, Ms. Priyanka Charan

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Nonphysical contacthas always been a part of the nursing fostering and reflexology has become aextend to patients as an alternative therapy. The utilization of foot reflexology by nurses is easy and practical and can beaccomplishat any amid, is non-invasive, and fails tointerfere with patient’s privacy. Therefore the aim of the study was to assess the efficacyof foot reflexology on reducing lower abdominal pain amid postnatal mothers undergone cesarean section. The  goalof the study were to  evaluate  the lower abdominal pain between postnatal female undergone cesarean section in experimental group and control group, To compare the efficacy of foot reflexology on reducing lower abdominal pain with postnatal mothers undergone caesarean section between experimental and control group.


Hypothesis: H01: As measured by the Standardized Comparative Pain Scale at the 0.05 level of significance, there will be no significant difference in lower abdominal pain levels in the treatment and comparison groups. H02: There will be no significant difference between the treatment and comparison groups' mean post-test scores. The study took a quantitative approach, and the research design was a quasi-experimental pre-test – post-test control group design. To assess the level of pain, the Comparative Pain Scale was employed. There were 60 people in the sample. The majority of (30) 100 percent of samples in the experimental group (pretest) reported significant lower abdomen pain, according to the findings. CPS found that the majority of samples in the treatment group (posttest) reported minor lower abdomen pain. The baseline mean pre-test pain score and SD The pre-pain mean score on the first day was 8.70, with a standard deviation of 0.43, whereas the post-pain mean score on the third day was 1.80, with a standard deviation of 0.61, and the mean difference from the first to third day was 6.90, indicating a steady reduction in pain level.


This study concluded that mothers in treatment group were getting lower abdominal pain reduced significantly faster as compared to mothers who were only on hospital routine treatment in control group.

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