Dhanasekar V. M., Sathish Rajamani, Anu C. Vijay
Dhanasekar V. M.1, Sathish Rajamani2, Anu C. Vijay3
1Nursing Officer AIIMS, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2Professor Ved Nursing College, Panipat, Haryana, India.
3Nursing Officer, AIIMS Mangalagiri.
Volume - 9,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2021
Evidence shows that neonates feel pain. Treating pain of infants at the time of immunizations has become a crucial part of infant care. Pharmacological treatments are rarely used during procedures because of concerns about their effectiveness3 and potential adverse effects. Therefore, non-pharmacological interventions are valuable alternatives. Use of sucrose in preterm neonates has been advocated uniformly for pain relief. The present study had taken with the aim to assess the effectiveness of oral sucrose on level of pain during DPT immunizations among infants. Study design was quasi experimental method. Sample size of the study was 60 infants who were receiving DPT immunizations at Salem Poly Clinic. Data were collected from the subjects through Modified REILY pain assessment scale. Data analysis was done through descriptive and inferential statistics. Results of the study revealed the mean level of pain for experimental group 8.03+0.91 (53.53%) where as in control group it was 11.53+1.17 (77.53%) the difference in mean percentage was 24, which indicates decreased level of pain in experimental group than in control group. The researcher concluded that giving oral sucrose during the time of vaccination in infants acts as an effective non – pharmacological measure for pain management.
Cite this article:
Dhanasekar V. M., Sathish Rajamani, Anu C. Vijay. Effectiveness of Oral Sucrose on Level of Pain during DPT Immunization among Infants at selected hospital Salem, Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2021; 9(3):283-8. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00063
Dhanasekar V. M., Sathish Rajamani, Anu C. Vijay. Effectiveness of Oral Sucrose on Level of Pain during DPT Immunization among Infants at selected hospital Salem, Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2021; 9(3):283-8. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00063 Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-3-11
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