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December 2018 Vol. 6 No.12

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 6(12) pp. 440-448, December, 2018 

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Original Research Article

The Effect of educational program for new mothers about infant abdominal massage and foot reflexology for decreasing colic at Najran City

 
 
 

Dr. Awad Mohammed Al-Qahtani1 and Dr. Howaida Moawad Ahmed2*

 

1Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Najran University
2Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nursing, Najran University

*Corresponding Authorís E-mail: howaida_moawad@yahoo.com

Accepted December 17, 2018

 

Abstract

 

Infant abdominal massage and foot reflexology is part of a growing trend in a complementary therapy and is accepted as one of the tools for relieving colic.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was assessing new motherís knowledge, practice, and attitude towards infant massage and foot reflexology, planning and implementing the education program according to new mothersí needs, evaluating the improvement of new motherís knowledge, practice, and attitude after program implementations.
Design: A quasi-experimental design was used in this study
Setting: The study was conducted at the outpatient clinic of University Hospital in Najran at Saudi Arabia.
Sample: Convenience sample from sixty-two new mothers with infant age from one to four months of age suffering from colic.
Tool: Data was collected through three tools were used. 1-Structured interviewing sheet: It had two parts: a- Socio-demographic characteristic of the new mothers and their infant b- An interviewing questionnaire to assess new motherís knowledge 2- An observation checklist to assess new motherís practice. 3-Likert scale to assess attitude of new mothers toward infant abdominal massage and foot reflexology.
Results: The majority of new motherís post program was improved their knowledge, practice and attitude. A statistically significant positive correlation was found between total scores of knowledge, practice, and attitude of new mothers with their age, education level and working.
Conclusion: The study was concluded that the educational program for new mothers improved their knowledge, practice, and attitude towards infant abdominal massage and foot reflexology in decreasing the infant colic.
Recommendation: Based on the study results it is recommended to importance of continuing educational program for new mothers regard infant abdominal massage and foot reflexology as complementary therapy to decrease infant colic.

Keywords: Infant abdominal massage- foot reflexology- new mothers- colic Ėeducation program






































































 










 







































 










 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
                         

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