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Non-pharmacological strategies on pain relief during labor: pre-testing of an instrument.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18235958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This descriptive study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Non-Pharmacological Strategies (NFS) on pain relief of parturients as part of a research instrument to be utilized in a Doctoral Dissertation. In order to evaluate the NFS, the Analogous Visual Scale (AVS) was used on 30 parturients attended at the Humanized Labor Unit of a school-maternity hospital in Natal, RN, Brazil. Of the six NFS (respiratory exercises, muscular relaxation, lumbossacral massage, shower washing, deambulation and pelvic swing), two were excluded post-test (deambulation and pelvic swing) for not being accepted by the parturients. The remaining NFS (respiratory exercises, muscular relaxation, lumbossacral massage, and shower washing) which reached satisfactory acceptation and applicability rates, were found to be effective in relieving pain of these parturients, and thus deemed adequate for use in the Doctoral Dissertation data collection process.
Authors:
Rejane Marie Barbosa Davim; Gilson de Vasconcelos Torres; Eva Saldanha de Melo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista latino-americana de enfermagem     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0104-1169     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-31     Completed Date:  2008-03-31     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9420934     Medline TA:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1150-6     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Rio Grande do Norte Federal University, Brazil. rejanemb@uol.com.br
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Labor Pain / therapy*
Massage
Pregnancy
Relaxation Therapy
Research Design

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