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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 391) Last page : ( 396)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00088.7

Effect of Upper Arm Massage on pain during Venipuncture among Hospitalized Children at Selected wards of Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore

M. Rani Rama1,*, Mrs. Suganthi A.2, Dr. Nirmala T.3

1College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore. The Research is Undertaken by Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai

2HOD of Child Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore. The Research is Undertaken by Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai

3Principal College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore. The Research is Undertaken by Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ramabsc97@gmail.com

Online published on 6 February, 2020.

Abstract

The study was to assess the effect of upper arm massage on pain during venipuncture among hospitalized children at selected wards of Sri Ramakrishna hospital, Coimbatore. True Experimental Research-post experimental design only with control group design was adopted for this study. By using Upper arm massage 30 samples were selected, by using alternative method samples were assigned to experimental and control group. Upper arm massage was practiced by experimental group for two minutes before 5 minutes of venipuncture. Pain score is assessed during venipuncture using FLACC scale. The mean value score of 10 and was categorized as mild, moderate and severe. The result shows that there was a significant difference in the level of pain (t=5.46, p=0.005). There was a significant difference between level of pain and massage therapy.

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Keywords

Upper arm massage, pain, venipuncture.

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