Effectiveness of Breathing as a Non-Pharmacological Method to Reduce Pain Severity among Woman During Labor

Authors

  • Nawras Monim Alzurfi1 , Shukriyia Shadhan Al-Ogaili2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2389

Keywords:

Breathing, Non –Pharmacological, Pain Severity, Woman Labor

Abstract

The aim of the study is identify the effect of non-pharmacological method technique (breathing) on severity
of pain through comparing woman’s pain score during labor.A quasi-experimental Design is used through
the present study in order to achieve the study objectives. The period of the study is from 15th January to 4th
June 2020. A Non-Probability (Purposive Sample) of (60) women (30) of them are control group and (30)
women are the study group, selected from those who are admitted to Al-Zahraa Maternity Teaching Hospital/
Al-Forat Teaching Hospital, are included in the study sample. Labor pain was assessed using the scale
known as: Face, Leg, Activity, Cry, And Consolability (FLACC). Breathing Technique was used as a nonpharmacological method to reduce pain . The current study revealed that applying the non-pharmacological
pain managing interventions (breathing) showed a remarkably significant reduction in pain according to
in FLACC behavioral scale regarding the other stages (active phase (after intervention); transition phase;
second Phase; third Phase) which. . It is concluded that breathing has reduced pain during active phase,
transition phase, and second phase .

Author Biography

Nawras Monim Alzurfi1 , Shukriyia Shadhan Al-Ogaili2

1
Research Scholar, Maternity Department/Faculty of Nursing/University of Kufa, Iraq,
2
Professor, Health and Medical College Techniques, Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University, Iraq

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Nawras Monim Alzurfi1 , Shukriyia Shadhan Al-Ogaili2. (2021). Effectiveness of Breathing as a Non-Pharmacological Method to Reduce Pain Severity among Woman During Labor. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 674-677. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2389