13Apr 2021

A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WARM SALINE WATER APPLICATION ON PAIN RESPONSE DURING HEELPRICK AMONG NEWBORN AT NICU, GOVERNMENT RAJAJI HOSPITAL, MADURAI

  • Prof. Dr. S.Rajamani M.Sc (N)., MBA., M.Sc (Psy)., Ph.D .Principal,College of Nursing ,Madurai Medical College,Madurai.
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Objectives:To assess the level of painresponse during heel prick among newborn.To evaluatetheeffectivenessofwarmsalinewaterapplicationonpainresponseduringheelprickamongnewborn.Toassociatethepainresponseduringheelprickamongnewborn at NICU, Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai with their baseline variables.

Hypotheses: There isa statistically significant difference betweenthe post test levelof pain response during heel prick among newborn both in intervention and controlgroup.Thereisastatisticallysignificantassociationbetweenthelevelofpainresponse during heel prick among newborn at NICU with their baseline variables.Conceptual framework: Roys adaptation model.

Methodology: True experimentalresearchdesignwasused,60samplesselectedby Simplerandomsamplingandintervention given 2 minutes before heel prick. Post test was assessed by NeonatalInfantPainScale.Results:Thestudyrevealedthattherewasasignificantreductionin level of pain response during heel prick (t=1.25, p=0.21) at 0.05 level.

Conclusion:Statistical evidence shows that warm saline during heel prick was effective.


[D. Kausalya M.Sc Nursing (2021); A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WARM SALINE WATER APPLICATION ON PAIN RESPONSE DURING HEELPRICK AMONG NEWBORN AT NICU, GOVERNMENT RAJAJI HOSPITAL, MADURAI Int. J. of Adv. Res. 9 (Apr). 68-113] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


D.Kausalya., M.Sc nursing

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