Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 40, Pages: 1-8
Eun Ja Yeun1 , Misoon Jeon2 and Young Mi Lee3*
1 Department of Nursing, Konkuk University, 120 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul - 05029, Republic of Korea; [email protected]
2 Department of Nursing, Baekseok University, 76 Munam-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do - 31065, Republic of Korea; [email protected]
3 College of Nursing, Catholic University of Pusan, 57 Oryundae-ro, Geumjeong-gu, Busan - 46252, Republic of Korea; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Young Mi Lee
College of Nursing
Email: [email protected]
Objectives: This study was designed to evaluate the effects of sitz bath massage on postoperative pain, anxiety, and mood states in patients with hemorrhoidectomy as a nonequivalent control group pre-post test design. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Forty-four patients with hemorrhoidectomy were followed post-operatively: 23 subjects in the experimental group who received sitz bath massage, and 21 in the control group who taken only sitz bath. A Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was used to measure pain and anxiety, while the Korean Profile of Mood States-Brief (K-POMS-B) was used utilized to evaluate mood states. The data were analyzed by χ2-test, t-test, and repeated measure ANOVA. Findings: While the experimental group showed no significant difference in pain, there was significant difference in the experimental group in terms of anxiety. The experimental group showed significant difference in mood states compared to the control group. Sitz bath massage could be regarded as an effective nursing intervention for decreasing and relieving post-operative anxiety and mood status. Improvements/Applications: Sitz bath massage has been shown to be an effective intervention for hemorrhoidectomy. These findings could be used in nursing and midwifery practices and future relevant research.
Keywords: Anxiety, Hemorrhoidectomy, Mood State, Pain, Sitz Bath Massage
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