Effectiveness of Skin Tap Technique in Reducing Pain Response

Jose, Rose Mary and Sulochana, B and Shetty, Sheela (2012) Effectiveness of Skin Tap Technique in Reducing Pain Response. International Journal of Nursing Education, 4 (1). pp. 56-57. ISSN 0974-9349

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Skin tapping is an effective technique for reduction of pain response during injection. The present study used this technique during DPT injection. A post test only control group design was adopted for the study. The sampling design was purposive sampling with random allocation of treatment using chit method with non replacement technique. The sample size was sixty; thirty each in experimental and control group. The study revealed that the pain response was less in experimental group. Majority, i.e. 24 (80%) of the infants in experimental group had mild pain whereas only 5(16.66%) of the infants in control group experienced mild pain. Independent t test was done to establish the effectiveness of skin tap technique. The t value was found to be 7.401 at p<0.001. It also revealed the association between the pain scores and selected variables like gender and weight of the child. The ÷2 value for gender was 0.033 and weight was 3.032 in experimental group while it was 1.356 for gender and 9.710 for weight in control group. The study concluded that the pain scores in experimental group was independent of the selected variables such as gender and weight, while gender was independent and weight was dependent in control group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Skin tapping; pain response; infants; DPT injection.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2013 06:27
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2013 06:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77871

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