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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 549) Last page : ( 551)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00118.6

Effectiveness of Breastfeeding on reduction of pain level during Immunization among infants in selected Primary Health Centre at Rajkot

Ms. Vibhuti M Jadav1, Mr. Prasad Sam K2, Mr. Doss K. Jeenath Justin3

1M. Sc. Nursing (IInd Year), Shri Anand Institute of Nursing, Rajkot, Gujarat

2HOD-Child Health Nursing, Shri Anand Institute of Nursing, Rajkot, Gujarat

3Principal, Shri Anand Institute of Nursing, Rajkot, Gujarat

Online published on 31 December, 2019.


Child is a precious gift which has lot of potentials within, which can be the best resource for the nation if raised and molded in a good manner. Healthy children can become healthy citizens constituting healthy nation. The study was conducted to assess the effect of breastfeeding on reduction of pain level during immunization among infants at selected primary health centre, Rajkot. The research design used for the present study was quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group post test only design. By using non-probability purposive sampling technique for 60 samples were selected and effectiveness of breastfeeding on pain level during immunization was assessed by faces pain scale-revised (FPS-R). Breastfeeding given to experimental group during vaccination process and level of pain was assessed after vaccination, whereas in control group samples were assessed level of pain without giving breastfeeding. The obtained data was analyzed using ‘t’ test. The mean score of experimental and control group was 3.47 and 7.2 and the standard deviation was 2.12 and 1.83 respectively with mean difference of 3.73. The calculated ‘t’ test value 7.32 was less than the table value at 0.05 level of significance. Hence, it was concluded that provision of breastfeeding during immunization was effective to reduce the level of pain among infants.



Effectiveness, Breastfeeding, Pain, Immunization, Infants.


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