Does individualized care make a difference in postpartum discharge?: A block randomized controlled trial


GÜN KAKAŞÇI Ç. , DURMAZ A.

HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2022.2046752
  • Title of Journal : HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL

Abstract

With this study, we aimed to determine the severity of physical symptoms displayed by mothers who received individualized care during the early postpartum period and their level of perceived readiness for discharge after birth. We conducted the study as a single-blind randomized controlled trial, assigning the mothers to the experimental (EG = 60) and control (CG = 60) groups using the permuted block randomization method. We administered the EG individualized care and the CG a routine care. Both groups received Postpartum Physical Symptom Severity Scale and Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale-New Mother Form. The mean posttest scores the groups obtained from Postpartum Physical Symptom Severity Scale and Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale-New Mother Form were significant in favor of the EG (p < 0.05). It is fair to state that individualized care is effective in reducing the physical complaints increasing the maternal health and improving the general health.