Effect of Asana yoga on back pain in postpartum mothers

Authors

  • Chadchadaporn Nuntakwang Instructor, McCormick Faculty of Nursing, Payap University
  • Yaowares Somsap Associate Professor, McCormick Faculty of Nursing, Payap University
  • Buppa Intakaew Registered Nurse, Sanpatong Hospital, Chiang Mai Province

Keywords:

Asana yoga, Back pain, Postpartum mothers

Abstract

This research is a quasi-experimental research. The purpose of this research is to study the effect of Asana yoga on back pain in postpartum mothers. The sample consisted of 64 mothers after normal birth in one hospital in Chiang Mai and they were divided into experimental group and control group with the number of 32 persons per group. Data were collected from August to November 2019.Together with receiving normal care, the experimental group practiced two 30-minute Asana yoga sessions: one was done 24 hours and the other was done 48 hours after delivery, The control group was given a regular care. The research tools were general data questionnaires, Pain Assessment called Visual analog scales (VAS), voice recorders for recording Asana yoga practices and Asana yoga practice guides. Data were analyzed using frequency distribution, percentage, mean, standard deviation, Wilcoxon Match-paired Sign Rank and Mann-Whitney U test.

It was found that the experimental group who received both the Asana yoga and the regular care gave lower score of back pain when compared to that of the control group who received only regular care with statistical significance at <.001 using statistics Wilcoxon Match-paired Sign Rank has a W statistic (Standardized) of 4.982. When the average score of back pain among the experimental and control groups in the first 24 hours postpartum were compared, there were no differences between the two groups. For the first 48 hours after delivery, the experimental group and the control group had a statistically significant difference in back pain scores at <.001 using Mann-Whitney U test statistics for U (Standardized) of 0.260 and 5.996, respectively.

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Published

2020-12-09