A QUASI EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BREAST MILK APPLICATION ON UMBILICAL HEALING AMONG NEONATES IN MATERNITY WARDS OF SELECTED HOSPITALS, PUNJAB

Deepali Mahajan, Vibha, Seema Grover Bhatti
2020 Zenodo  
A quasi experimental study to assess the effectiveness of breast milk application on umbilical healing among neonates in maternity wards of selected hospitals, Punjab. A Quantitative Quasi experimental Non Randomized Control Group Research Approach and Design was used and non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select 80 neonates (40 in experimental and 40 in control group). Study was conducted in Civil Hospitals of Faridkot and Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital,
more » ... ege and Hospital, Faridkot. Observational checklist had been used to assess umbilical healing among neonates. Breast milk application has been implemented to umbilicus of neonates in experimental group only. Post interventional assessment had been done.The finding of the study revealed that in experimental group the mean of sign of separation 2.6? 0.47 improved to 6? 0.64 after application of breast milk. In control group the mean of separation 2?0 which was 4.2? 0.41.The ?t? value 9.4 was significantly associated at p<0.001 level of significance. In experimental group the mean of sign of infection 0 and in control group the mean of sign of infection 0.2?0.35 increased to 0.9? 1.94 after application of breast milk. In experimental group 40 were having day of separation between 4-6 day .In control group 25 were having day of separation between 10-12 days.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3663210 fatcat:wej4g65iezasljxwvhnj5rlm74