The impact of aloe vera on episiotomy pain and wound healing in primiparous women
From: Advances in Environmental Biology
Publisher: American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Document Type: Report
Length: 3,746 words
Background: This clinical trial involves 74 qualified primiparous women admitted for labor in Lolagar hospital of Tehran, Iran. They were randomly categorized into two groups: case (Aloe vera ointment) and control groups (usual hospital protocol). Objective: Participant's pain recorded using a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Redness, Edema, Ecchymosis, Discharge and Approximation Scale (REEDA). Results: Pain was evaluated at 4h, 8h, 12h and 5 days following episiotomy and wound healing was evaluated 4h and 5 days after episiotomy. Collected data was analyzed in SPSS 16 using an independent t-test and chi-square. Conclusion: There were not statistical differences in pain intensity scores in two groups before intervention (p Keywords: Aloe vera, Povidone-iodine/ Episiotomy, Perineal care
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