A quasi experimental design was adapted for the study. The present study was conducted in the labour ward at Rajah Muthiah Medical College and Hospital, Chidambaram. The sample size was 40 of which 20 were assigned to control group and 20 were assigned to experimental group by convenience sampling technique. The conceptual frame work used for this study was “Gate control theory of pain”. The mothers in the control group did not use any pain reduction strategies whereas in the experimental group olive oil massage therapy was provided for pain reduction. The massage therapy was given 15 minutes for every one hour with 4-5 ml of olive oil for the experimental group. Fifteen minutes after the therapy, the level of pain, level of coping were assessed and duration of first stage of labour was assessed at the end, observation was done from 3-4 cm dilatation of the cervix to all the parturient mothers. The collected data were tabulated and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Non parametric Mann Whitney ‘U’ test was used for analyzing the data, the level of significance was set as 0.00 level.
Effectiveness , Olive Oil Massage, Parturient Mothers, Labour Room