Comparing the Effects of Massage and Intra Intramuscular Pethidine on Pain Relief in the Stages of Labor and the Length of Labor

Sereshti, Manizhe and Asefi, Fariba and Shabanian, Marzieh and Banaeian, Shayesteh (2013) Comparing the Effects of Massage and Intra Intramuscular Pethidine on Pain Relief in the Stages of Labor and the Length of Labor. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 16 (80). pp. 6-16.

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Abstract

Introduction: Systemic opioids and massage therapy are widely used for pain relief ‎during labor. The aim of this study was to compare between massage and intramuscular pethidine (meperidine) for ‎pain relief in the stages of labor and the length of labor. Methods: This clinical trial was conducted on 120 pregnant women referred to valiasr ‎hospital in Broojen, Iran in 2012. Subjects were randomly allocated into three groups of ‎massage, intramuscular pethidine and standard care. Data were collected using interview forms, observation and examination. Pain intensity was measured using ‎visual analogue scale. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 20 and ‎descriptive statistics, ‎ paired t-test, chi-square, ANOVA, Spearman and Pearson correlation coefficient tests. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: Pain intensity showed significant ‎differences between the three groups, 30 minutes after the intervention and pain intensity was lower in the massage group than other groups (p=0.001). Intensity of uterine contractions showed significant ‎differences between the three groups and it was lower in massage group than other groups (p<0.0001). There was no significant differences in duration of the ‎first (p=0.086) and the second stages (p=0.295) of ‎labor in all groups. Conclusion: Massage and intramuscular pethidine ‎reduced pain during labor, but massage therapy provided more persistent pain relief and without ‎any side effects. Massage therapy is a safe, effective and inexpensive intervention and it can be used for pain relief ‎during labor.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 15:14
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 15:14
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4656

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