Cesarean section (CS) is a surgical procedure, the period after which can be more challenging. The present study was undertaken to assess the Effectiveness of Early Ambulation in Post Operative Recovery among Women with Cesarean Section Delivery. The aim of the study is to enhance the postoperative recovery in women with CS delivery. Quasi experimental research design was used. The study was conducted on conveniently selected 60 samples of CS women admitted in civil hospital, Jalandhar, Punjab. Data was collected by Socio-demographic variables. Numerical pain rating scale to assess pain level and checklist for maternal outcome was used to collect the data and it was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Tables and bar diagrams were used to depict the findings. The result of the study showed that the pretest mean maternal outcome and pain level in experimental group was 2.50 and 8.40 whereas in control group it was 2.47 and 8.53 respectively. The mean post test maternal outcome on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th day in experimental group was 9.40, 11.43, 13.50 and 14.73 whereas in control group it was 3.27, 6.63, 8.03 and 9.03 respectively. The t value on 4 days was 17.484, 8.843, 10.576 and 10.532 respectively. The mean pain level in experimental group on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th day was 7.33, 6.50, 5.17 and 3.77 whereas in control group it was 7.87, 7.37, 6.57 and 5.90 respectively. The t value on 4 days was 2.138, 2.913, 4.164, 6.354 respectively. On all the 4 days the tabulated t value was more than the calculated t value. There is a significant difference in the maternal outcome and pain level between both the groups. There was no association between post operative recovery and socio demographic variables. Thus, it can be concluded that early ambulation has a significant impact on post operative recovery among women with CS delivery.
Keywords: Early ambulation, Cesarean section delivery, Post operative recovery, Maternal outcome, Pain level