Back Massage Therapy to Reduce Low Back Pain in Pregnancy
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- Massage, Therapy, Reduce Low, Back Pain, pregnancy
Pregnancy is a unique natural condition experienced by women. In pregnant women, an adjustment process occurs that can cause physiological changes, which cause discomfort in pregnant women. In most pregnant women report almost 50% - 80% feel discomfort back pain experienced by mothers during pregnancy. Pregnancy with low back pain (LBP) is a common complaint that occurs in pregnant women. This can potentially affect the quality of their lives which will have a negative impact. Factors that influence LBP include mechanical, hormonal and other factors. Massage therapy is a non-pharmacological method that provides pressure by the hands on soft tissue, usually on muscles, tendons or ligaments, without causing a shift or change in joint position to reduce pain, produce relaxation, and improve circulation. By paying attention to the things mentioned above, researchers are interested in conducting a study of the effect of back massage therapy on decreasing low back pain in pregnant women. Method: This research is a type of experimental research, nonequivalent control group design and research approaches using quasi-experimental or quasi-experimental research. The population in this study were all pregnant women in the area of Kudus Gribig Health Center. Samples amounted to August-September 2018 of 30 pregnant women. The sampling technique uses consecutive sampling that meets the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The inclusion criteria were trimester 3 (28-32 weeks) pregnant women, primiparous and multiparous, experiencing back pain, and willing to be the subject of research. The results showed that there were significant differences before and after back massage was given to decrease lower back pain in pregnant women. Conclusion: the application of back massage therapy has proven to be effective in reducing the discomfort of low back pain experienced by pregnant women. It is important for midwives to support pregnant women in antenatal care, especially in utilizing non-pharmacological methods as an effective method for reducing discomfort during pregnancy.
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TY - CONF AU - Indah Puspitasari AU - Irawati Indrianingrum PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/08 TI - Back Massage Therapy to Reduce Low Back Pain in Pregnancy BT - Proceedings of the 1st Paris Van Java International Seminar on Health, Economics, Social Science and Humanities (PVJ-ISHESSH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 681 EP - 684 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210304.154 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210304.154 ID - Puspitasari2021 ER -