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 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2022.2046752
  • Journal Name: HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes

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.