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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: October | Volume: 7 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 165-171

A Quasi- Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Early Ambulation on Involution of Uterus among Postnatal Mothers Admitted At SGRD Hospital, Vallah, Sri Amritsar, Punjab

Ms. Rajdawinder Kaur1, Dr. Karuna Sharma2, Mrs. Ujala Joshi3

1Student, 2Professor, 3Assistant Professor,
Sri Guru Ram Das College of Nursing, Vallah, Amritsar, Punjab.

Corresponding Author: Ms. Rajdawinder Kaur


Introduction: Motherhood is the most sacred and greatest boon that god has bestowed upon a woman. During this time, mothers experience numerous physiological and psychological changes. Main changes that occur during postnatal period is involution of the uterus and descent of the fundus. Early ambulation in post partum period is the key to get rapid and maximum muscle function and restoration of mother’s health. Aim of study is to find out the effectiveness of early ambulation on involution of uterus among postnatal mothers.
Methods: A quasi- experimental study was conducted at SGRD Hospital, Vallah, Sri Amritsar. 60 postnatal mothers were selected by using convenient sampling technique. (30 postnatal mothers were in control group and 30 postnatal mothers are in experimental group) by using involution measuring scale (S. Dyana Sathya).
Results: Present study revealed that majority of postnatal mothers had moderate involution of uterus in experimental group (53.3%) where as in control group majority of mothers had mild involution of uterus (56.7%). The comparison between pre interventional involution of uterus in experimental and control group among postnatal mothers had non significant difference with the ‘t’ value (1.57) whereas the comparison between post-interventional involution of uterus in experimental and control group among postnatal mothers had significant difference with ‘t’value (6.06) at p<0.05 level. The study conclude that early ambulation facilitate involution of uterus.

Key words: Early Ambulation, Involution of uterus

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