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Complementa ry and alternative therapies to relie ve labor pain: A comparative stud y between music therapy and Hoku point ice massage

Rafiei, Hossein (2015) Complementa ry and alternative therapies to relie ve labor pain: A comparative stud y between music therapy and Hoku point ice massage. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 21 (2015 ) 229 e232.

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Abstract

Background & aim: Pain is a comm on exper ience for women during labor. I n the present stu dy, w e compa red the effec t o f two types of non- pharm acologi cal pain relief metho ds “music therapy” and “Hok u point ice massage” on t h e severity of labor pain. Meth ods: This prospective, randomized, controlled trial wa s condu cted in Shah rekord, Iran, from September 2013 to June 2014 . We randomly assigne d 9 0 pri miparous women who expec ted a norma l chil dbirth into three groups: group “A” received mu sic therapy, group “B ” received Hoku point ice mass age, and group “ C” received usu al lab or care. At the beginn ing of the active phase (4 cm cerv ical dilation ) and before and af ter each in tervention (at dil ations 4, 6, and 8 cm), the intensities of lab or pain were meas ured using Visual An alogue Scale (VAS). Results: At the beginn ing of the ac tive pha se, the mean VAS scores were 5.58 ± 1.29, 5.4 2 ± 1. 31, and 6.13 ± 1. 37 in t h e women in groups “A,”“B,” and “C, ” respectively ( P > 0.05). Af ter the intervention , the mean pain scores were sign ifi cantly lower a t all of the time point s i n groups “ A” and “ B” than in group “C ” women (P < 0.05). Althoug h t he pain scores showed a more decreasing t rend af ter the intervention in group “ A” than t hat in group “ B,” t h e difference between the two groups wa s not sta tistically sign ifi cant (P > 0.0 5). Conclu sions: Music therapy and Hoku point ice ma ssage are easily avail able an d i n expensive meth ods and have a si milar effect in relieving labo r pain. © 2015 Els evier Ltd. Al l rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: University Portal > schools > snm
Depositing User: pr Nursing and Midwifery School
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2016 09:47
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2016 09:47
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5719

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