Abstract
EFFECTIVENESS OF TOPICAL APPLICATION OF BREAST MILK AND POVIDONE IODINE ON UMBILICAL CORD HEALING AMONG THE NEWBORNS

Betcy K. Jayims* and Bhasura Chandrachood

ABSTRACT

A comparative study to assess the effectiveness of topical application of breast milk and povidone iodine on umbilical cord healing among newborns in selected hospitals at kollam. The objectives of the study were to assess the effectiveness of topical application of breast milk on umbilical cord healing among the newborns (group 1), to assess the effectiveness of topical application of povidone iodine on umbilical cord healing among the newborns (group 2) and to compare the effectiveness of topical application of breast milk in group 1 and povidone iodine in group 2 on umbilical cord healing among the newborns. A quasi experimental time series design was used and consisted of 80 newborns born by Caesarean section were randomly assigned to Group 1 and Group 2. The tools used were demographic proforma and an observational checklist for assessing umbilical cord healing process. The intervention was provided to both groups thrice a day for seven days including cord swab culture on day 3 and at cord separation. Healing process was assessed on day 3, 5 and 7.The data collected was analyzed with descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. On comparing the signs of infection on Group 1 and Group 2, it showed that abnormal findings in Group 2 were comparatively higher than Group 1. On comparing the overall healing process between groups on day 3, day 5 and day 7, calculated ā€˜zā€™ value was greater than table value. It concludes that there is a significant difference in healing process among the newborns with topical application of breast milk in comparison to povidone iodine. The findings of study suggest that topical application of breast milk helps in early detachment of cord, less infection and better cord healing in comparison to povidone iodine.

Keywords: Newborn; umbilical cord; topical application of breast milk and povidone iodine; healing.


[Full Text Article]

Login





Forgot Password  |  Register

Indexing

Best Paper Awards

European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (EJBPS) will give best paper award in every issue in the form of money along with certificate to promote research activity of scholar.

Best Article of current issue :

Tangudu Nagabhusana Rao

Download Article : Click here

News & Updation

  • NEW FEBRUARY ISSUE PUBLISHED

    FEBRUARY 2020 Issue has been successfully launched on 1 February 2020.

  • EJBPS New Impact Factor

    Its our Pleasure to Inform you that EJBPS Impact Factor has been increased from 5.467 to 6.044, due to high quality Publication at International Level.

  • Index Copernicus Value

    EJBPS Received Index Copernicus Value 77.3, due to High Quality Publication in EJBPS at International Level

  • Journal web site support Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Saffari for easy download of article without any trouble.

    .

  • Article Invited for Publication

    Dear Researcher, Article Invited for Publication  in EJBPS coming Issue.

     

UG/PG/Ph.D Research Publication

Research Scholar of UG/PG/Ph.D can Submit their Research Article/Review Article/Case Study/Short Communication for Publication in EJBPS

Downloads

Copyright From

Covering Letter

                        Author Instruction 
 

PLAGERLUM REPORT