Effect of progressive muscle relaxation on post-operative analgesia
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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