Effectiveness of inflatable lumbar support (ILS) for the prevention of short term backache among post-operative female patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery under spinal anesthesia

Bobby, Sindhu and Devi, Elsa Sanatombi and Jyothi, Chakrabarty (2015) Effectiveness of inflatable lumbar support (ILS) for the prevention of short term backache among post-operative female patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery under spinal anesthesia. International Journal of Nursing Education, 7 (1). pp. 78-80. ISSN 0974-9349

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Abstract

Introduction:Backache strikes nearly 85% of the population at some time of their life. Majority of the backache is due to stress and strain of back muscles, ligaments and tendons. Today the incidence of post-operative backache is increasing and positioning the patient as well as the anesthetic technique of surgery places an important role to develop post- operative backache.1 Objectives:To analyze the effectiveness of lumbar support in preventing post- operative backache as measured by Verbal Descriptive Scale (VDS) and also to find its association between post-operative backache and age, occupation, BMI, type of surgery, position during surgery and also the duration. Method and material:A 10 point Verbal Descriptive Scale pain scale was used to evaluate the post operative backache of both experimental (30) and control group (30). Result:The median of 2nd and 5th day VDS pain score between both the groups were significantly different (Z value is -5.070 in experimental group and - 4.217 in the control group). The median reduction in the VDS pain score between the two groups is statistically significant (Z=-5.028) at p<.05. Conclusion:This study provides empirical evidence to the effectiveness of inflatable lumbar support for the prevention of post-operative backache and is found to have association with BMI.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Post-operative backache; inflatable lumbar support; verbal descriptive scale; spinal anesthesia and lower abdominal surgery.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 05:26
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 05:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141893

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