The research was actualized to identify the effect on labor pain(LP) and experience of mechanical massage application(MMA) and warm mechanical massage application(WMMA).
Material and Method: The sample of randomized-controlled, experimental research was composed by 210 primiparous pregnant, consulted to Dr.Zekai Tahir Burak WHER Hospital in Ankara between the dates November 2018-April 2019 and provided the research conditions. Form of Introductory Information, Follow-Up Related to Labor Action and Question Related to Mechanical and Warm Mechanical Massage Application, Childbirth Experience Questionnaire(CEQ), Visual Analogue Scale for Experiment(EG) and Control Groups(CG) were used to collect data. While MMA to pregnants in EG-A and WMMA to pregnants in EG-B were given, standard midwifery care was given to CG at 4-5cm and 7-8cm cervical dilation. EG’s VAS point was evaluated, when admissed to hospital, after, at 30th and 60th minutes of first and second massage application and at 30th minute after birth. CG’s VAS point was evaluated when admissed to hospital, after, at 30th and 60th minutes of 4-5cm and 7-8cm cervical dilation and at 30th minute after birth.
Results: It was identified that the women in experiment group’s labor and afterbirth pain level is lower, labor transition phase is shorter and afterbirth satsifaction level is higher than the women in control group. While MMA was found more effective at LP reduction, WMMA was found more effective at massage satisfaction.
Conclusions: Consequently it was identified that in LP management, M&WMMA may be used alone or together as a reliable and effective method and may increase after birth satisfaction.
Keywords: Pain Control, Labor, Labor Pain, Patient Pleasure, Massage
– Study is made by Nükhet Kaçar