Effect of progressive muscle relaxation on post-operative analgesia

  • Dr Ms. Rajita Devi Lecturer, Medical Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, Hayat Institute of Nursing Education, Hayat Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India
  • Dr. Hiranya Kumar Saharia Anaesthesiology, Assistant Professor, Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, Assam, India
Keywords: Abdominal surgery, Post-operative pain, Numerical pain rating scale, Progressive muscle relaxation


Background: Postoperative pain begins with surgical trauma, the intensity reduces gradually and ends with tissue recovery. Effective pain management is essential to minimize unnecessary distress and potential complications.

Aim: The study aimed to assess the effect of progressive muscle relaxation technique on post-operative analgesia in patients undergoing abdominal surgery.

Materials and Methods: Evaluative research approach, quasi experimental time series design and simple random sampling technique were used to select 20 samples in experimental and control group respectively.

Results: Progressive muscle relaxation was the only influencing factor on reducing pain on 1st and 2nd post-operative day and no significant association was found between the research variables and level of pain. Mean arterial pressure was positively correlated with level of pain (<0.05).

Conclusion: Progressive muscle relaxation technique was effective in reducing post-operative pain and the results of this study can be incorporated in surgical units for proper management of post-operative analgesia.


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Effect of progressive muscle relaxation on post-operative analgesia
DOI: 10.17511/ijmrr.2017.i02.03
Published: 2017-02-28
How to Cite
Devi R, Kumar Saharia H. Effect of progressive muscle relaxation on post-operative analgesia. Int J Med Res Rev [Internet]. 2017Feb.28 [cited 2021Jun.19];5(2):113-8. Available from: https://ijmrr.medresearch.in/index.php/ijmrr/article/view/812
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