Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2015)
Effectiveness of infrared lamp therapy on healing of episiotomy wound among post natal mothers
Author(s): Nethravathi. V, Kshirsagar NS, Satish.V.Kakade
Abstract: Background: Postpartum period is a very crucial period caring for mother especially mother who had under gone episiotomy. It is a painful and discomfort during puerperial period. Infra red therapy is effective for episiotomy wound healing. Objectives: To assess the condition of episiotomy wound among post natal mothers in experimental and control group. To evaluate the effectiveness of infra red lamp therapy on healing of episiotomy wound among post natal mothers by comparing experimental and control group scores. Material and methods: Simple random sampling method was used for the present study to assign the post natal mothers admitted in post natal wards at Yadiyur maternity hospitals to control group and experimental group from Krishna Institute of Medical sciences hospital and research centre. Randomization was done through lottery method. Mothers who had undergone right or left medio lateral episiotomy were included in the study. The socio demographic data were collected by conducting structure interview schedule and episiotomy wound was assessed by using observational check list â€˜REEDA scaleâ€™. Total 3 days infra red lamp therapy was given to experimental group and routine treatment to control group. Results: There was significant improvement in wound healing in experimental group as compared to control group. Conclusion: Infra red lamp therapy is an effective method of treatment on healing of episiotomy wound among post natal mothers.