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Effectiveness of reverse presure softening technique on level of breast engorgement among postpartum mothers at saveetha medical college and hospital, Thandalam, Chennai

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Abstract

Background: Postpartum period is the time that starts right after birth and extends for about six weeks. Breast engorgement is a problem for many lactating women that must be addressed in the client care. Purpose: The purpose of current study was to determine the effectiveness of reverse pressure softening technique on level of breast engorgement among postpartum mothers. Materials and methods: A true experimental research with pre and post test control group was conducted in the host institution of Saveetha Medical College And Hospitals. There were 60 postpartum mothers recruited using purposive sampling technique based on the inclusion criteria by using lottery method , 30 in experimental and 30 in control group .Reverse pressure softening technique was administered for the duration of 10 minutes divided in two sessions both morning and evening for about 3 days .For the control group, routine hospital care was followed. On Dsy -3, the study participants were reassessed for the level of breast engorgement by using the breast engorgement scale. Results: The study results concluded that, the mean difference score in the experimental group was 1.24 and the calculated t test + = 6.495 was found to be statistically significant at p< 0.0001 level which depicted clearly that , there was a significant decreases in the level of breast engorgement after circulation of reverse pressure softening technique in experimental group of post partum mothers. Conclusion: Reverse pressure softening technique is a simple and safest method in reducing breast engorgement among postnatal mothers during postpartum period.

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Mounika M., Kalabarathi S., Padmapriya D.. Effectiveness of reverse presure softening technique on level of breast engorgement among postpartum mothers at saveetha medical college and hospital, Thandalam, Chennai. Cardiometry; Issue 25; December 2022; p.231-237; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.25.231237; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no25-december-2022/effectiveness-reverse-presure

Keywords

Breast engorgement,  Reverse pressure softening technique,  Postpartum Mothers
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