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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 63) Last page : ( 70)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00013.9

Effectiveness of Post-Operative Nursing Intervention on Functional Activities in the Early Post Cesarean Period

Gamal Amal M.1, Soliman Gehan. H.2, Elhomosy Samah M.3

1Obstetrics Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Menoufia University, Egypt

2Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Menoufia University, Egypt

3Obstetrics Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Menoufyia University, Egypt

Online published on 16 March, 2019.


Cesarean section is a major abdominal surgery and may entail more discomfort, longer recovery and difficulty returning to normal activity.

Aim of the Study

To assess the effectiveness of a nursing intervention on functional activities in the early post-cesarean.


The study used a quasi-experimental design.


The study was conducted in university hospital at Shebin El kom, Menoufia governorate, Egypt.The subjects were, one hundred and fifty women who were examined after cesarean operation regarding to first time of ambulation, return of bowel activity and difficulty in functional Activities. Seventy-five of them (control) received only routine hospital nursing care, and seventy five (Study group) received the nursing intervention.The nursing intervention included, exercises for improving respiratory functions, blood circulation, intestinal activity, and training for improving posture and prevent possible postnatal musculoskeletal pain problems.


Postoperative ambulation and return of bowel activity occurred earlier in the study group. Also, difficulty in functional activities was highly significantly decreased in the study group than the control group.


The findings showed the value of the nursing intervention in the early period of post-cesarean to be important for increasing the quality and productivity of the postnatal care; therefore improving the well-being after childbirth.



Post-operative nursing intervention, functional activities, early post cesarean period.


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