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Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 2016.4(6): 150-155      DOI:

The effect of massage on reduction of labor pain and duration of labor in primiparas women
Khadejeh Naghian1, Yahya Sokhangoei1 and Hossein Alikhah2*
1Faculty of post graduate- Studies physical education group, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran 2Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran
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The main purpose of the research is to study the effect of massage on reduction of labor pain and duration of labor in 18-34 years old primiparas women. Population of the research is all admitted pregnant women in period of five months in delivery section of Chmran hospital in Borujerd. With regard to their conditions, eighty women with singleton nulliparous  in 18-34 years old with 3 or 4 cm dilatation and 38 to 42 weeks gestational age divided to two groups of massage therapy and control randomly. Data collection tool contains: questionnaire or interviewing from with individual characteristics, gestational history, family status, and … stop watch, ruler of visual analoge pain (ruler) and Mac Gil questionnaire to determine the intensity of pain by using pain reflection criteria. Descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, percentage and frequency chart) and inferential statistics (independent t test) are used to analyze data. The results showed that in t test about reduction of pain, the amount of t is (-24.239) and the amount of t about reduction of duration of labor is  (-11.268), that with regard to amount of sig, is larger than t in the table. Therefore the assumption of equality of means between two groups of control and massage therapy is rejected and with comparison of mean of two group it is clear that in the effect of massage on reduction of pain, the mean of massage therapy group (2.7500) is larger than control group and in the effect of massage on duration of labor, the mean (2.8750) is larger than control group (1.6000) on the other word, using massage on two factors of reduction of pain and duration of labor has significant influences.

Keywords: Massage, Pain reduction, Declining, prolong labor
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Khadejeh Naghian, Yahya Sokhangoei and Hossein Alikhah. 2016. The effect of massage on reduction of labor pain and duration of labor in primiparas women.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(6): 150-155