THE EFFECTS OF OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT OINTMENT ON PAIN INTENSITY AND EARLY MATERNAL COMPLICATIONS IN PRIMIPAROUS WOMEN


Maasumeh Kaviani, Sara Sepasi, Sara Azima, Masoumeh Emamghoreishi, Nasrin Asadi, Sezaneh Haghpanah

Abstract


Objective: This study aimed to assess the impact of olive leaf extract ointment on pain intensity and early maternal complications in primiparous women.

Methods: This randomized clinical trial was conducted on 90 primiparous women. The participants were randomly divided into three groups each containing 30 women. Groups A, B, and C used olive leaf extract ointment, placebo ointment, and betadine solution at the episiotomy area three times a day for 10 d. Improvement of the episiotomy wound was evaluated using REEDA scale, and pain intensity were assessed through Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). The evaluations were performed 4 h and 3, 7, 10, and 14 d after delivery.

Results: The results showed a significant difference between the olive leaf extract ointment group and the other groups regarding the improvement of episiotomy wound (p<0.001). Pain intensity also significantly was reduced in this groups 10 d after delivery (p=0.029).

Conclusion: Olive leaf extract ointment was relatively effective in reduction of pain intensity and early maternal complications resulting from an episiotomy.


Keywords


Olive leaf, Pain, Episiotomy, Primiparous women

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Title

THE EFFECTS OF OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT OINTMENT ON PAIN INTENSITY AND EARLY MATERNAL COMPLICATIONS IN PRIMIPAROUS WOMEN

Keywords

Olive leaf, Pain, Episiotomy, Primiparous women

DOI

10.22159/ijpps.2017v9i7.15387

Date

01-07-2017

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International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol 9, Issue 7, 2017 Page: 31-34

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0975-1491

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Authors & Affiliations

Maasumeh Kaviani
M.Sc., Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic of

Sara Sepasi
M.Sc., Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic of

Sara Azima
M.Sc., Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic of

Masoumeh Emamghoreishi
MD. Maternal – fetal Medicine Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Shiraz Iran

Nasrin Asadi
PhD. Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz Iran

Sezaneh Haghpanah
PhD. Department of Biostatistics and Hematology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic of


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