International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part C
A correlation study on perceived stress and pain perception during labour among Primi Gravida mothers in selected primary health centre, Tirupur District
Ms. K Vijayalakshmi and Dr. P Padmavathi
Background: Labor pain has been reported as severe pain and can be considered a model of acute visceral pain. Labor pain is a subjective experience that is affected not only by physiological factors but also by psychosocial, cultural, and environmental factors. Professional support provided throughout labor might develop women’s sense of control and ability to cope with labor pain, which may prevent negative labor experience.
Objectives: To correlate the perceived stress and pain perception among primi gravid mothers.
Design: A correlational survey was found to be an appropriate research design for the study.
Setting: The study was conducted in Primary health centre, Nathakadaiyur, Tirupur District.
Samples: 50 primi gravid mothers fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by using simple random sampling technique.
Data collection procedure: All the participants were given a questionnaire to complete the questions related to their baseline proforma of primi gravid mothers, rating scales on pain perception and perceived stress scale on labour pain, 30 minutes were given to complete the questionnaire.
Results: The findings reveled that, there was no significant correlation between perceived stress and pain perception. There was no significant association between perceived stress and pain perception with their demographic variables like age, gestational age, education, occupation, family income, type of family, residential area and previous source of information regarding labour pain.
Conclusion: There was no significant correlation between perceived pain and pain perception. It shows that as perceived stress increased the pain perception is decreased.
Ms. K Vijayalakshmi, Dr. P Padmavathi. A correlation study on perceived stress and pain perception during labour among Primi Gravida mothers in selected primary health centre, Tirupur District . Int J Adv Res Nurs 2021;4(2):163-166.