To determine the effectiveness of selected nursing interventions on the level of pain and activity tolerance among abdominal surgery patients in selected hospital of Dehradun, Uttrakhand the researcher used pretest and posttest with control group design. The selected nursing interventions used are the post-operative exercises. Standardized rating scales of pain and activity tolerance were used as tools for data collection in experimental and control group. Results were, level of pain was low in experimental group as compared to the control group. In experimental group 19 subjects were having mild pain ,11 were having moderate pain after selected nursing interventions whereas in control group 9 were having mild pain, 15 were having moderate pain and 6 were having severe pain without selected nursing interventions. Comparison was also done between the level activity tolerance in experimental group and control group .It was found that the level of activity tolerance was high in experimental group as compared to the control group .In experimental group 3 subjects were independent, 25 were moderately dependent and 2 were fully dependent after selected nursing interventions whereas in control group 1 was dependent, 20 were moderately dependent and 9 were fully dependent without selected nursing interventions. The following conclusion were drawn from the study that post-operative exercises are useful in reducing the pain and improving the activity of post operative abdominal surgery patients. Thus this is a very important aspect which should be added in post-operative patient care so that the patients can practice it and promote their activity and reduce pain.
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Aditi Prakash. A Quasi Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Selected Nursing Interventions on the Level of Pain and Activity Tolerance among Abdominal Surgery Patients in Selected Hospital of Dehradun, Uttrakhand. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 2(3): July-Sept.,2014; Page 147-151.