Assess the Level of Back Pain among LSCS Mothers

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2016 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 2 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Ms. Jayameri, Mrs.P.Thenmozhi
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Ms. Jayameri, Mrs.P.Thenmozhi, "Assess the Level of Back Pain among LSCS Mothers," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 2,  no. 2, pp. 1-4, 2016. Crossref,


A. Introduction: Almost all pregnant women complain about back pain after spinal anesthesia, which is the unique risk factor for back pain caused due to Cesarean birth. During the postnatal period, 68% of women are affected with back pain in 8 weeks and 60% in 8 months.

B. Aim: The aim of the study is to assess the level of back pain among lower segment cesarean section mothers.

C. Methodology: A cross-sectional research design was adopted with 30 samples. The samples which met the inclusion criteria were selected by a convenient sampling technique. Collected socio-demographic variables followed by assessing the level of back pain by using a numerical pain rating scale and multiple-choice questions were used to assess the back pain related to lower segment caesarean section. Collected data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.

D. Result: Out of 30 samples, 6 (20%) had mild pain, 16(53%) of them had moderate pain, and 8(27%) of them had severe pain. The mean score of back pain level was 5.46 with a 2.37 standard deviation. The Chi-square test reveals that there is a significant association between age, education, occupation, type of family, income, residence, with the level of back pain at the level of P≤ 0.05.

E. Conclusion: The study findings concluded that the mothers who delivered a baby by LSCS having back pain from mild intensity to severe from the time of delivery and lasting for years after delivery.


Back pain, LSCS mothers, spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia.


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