Effectiveness of salt water application on episiotomy wound among postnatal mothers
Pregnancies, as a whole, has extended and widen changes for an antenatal mother. Maternal schemes play an important role in mother, baby and family during the antenatal period. 60 (30 experimental groups and 30 control group) patients (postnatal mothers) who met the inclusion criteria were selected by using non-probability convenience sampling technique. After selecting the sample, the investigator explained the purpose of the study and informed consent was obtained. Demographic variables were collected pre-test was done by using the REEDA scale (experimental and control group). For the experimental group, the saltwater application was given twice a day for five days in 8 hours. Control group receives the routine hospital care. On the third postnatal day, post-test was done for the experimental and control group. The data were tabulated and analysed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The result shows that in experimental group pre-test (3.33%) were mild healed, and 29(97%) were not healed and in control group 30(100%) were not healed. post-test in experimental group 22(73%) were healed, and 8(27%) were moderately healed, in the control group 2(7%) were healed, 15(50%) were moderately healed and 13(43%) were mild healed. The calculated‘t' value is significant at P< 0.005. The study indicates that the application of salt water is effective on episiotomy wound healing among postnatal mothers.
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