The impact of aloe vera on episiotomy pain and wound healing in primiparous women

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Authors: Farideh Eghdampour, Homa Dastgheib shirazi, Arezow Haseli, Mehri Kalhor and Somayyeh Naghizadeh
Date: Oct. 1, 2014
From: Advances in Environmental Biology
Publisher: American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Document Type: Report
Length: 3,746 words
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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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Eghdampour, Farideh, et al. "The impact of aloe vera on episiotomy pain and wound healing in primiparous women." Advances in Environmental Biology, 2014, p. 552+. Gale Academic Onefile, Accessed 20 Oct. 2019.

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