Application of the Vibration Technique to Relieve Shoulder Pain Post-Surgery

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Noorah Mahmoud Ali, Kadhim, Alaa Jawad


Objective: To determine the effect of the application of vibration on shoulder pain for patients after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A true experimental design study (a randomized controlled trial) was carried out at Surgical Ward in AL-Kindi Teaching Hospital and Baghdad Teaching Hospital. (70) patients divided into two group: study and control groups to achieve the study objectives. A checklist was developed consisting of two parts: the first part - the demographic characteristics of patients, and the second part - consisting of numerical pain scale (NRS) for patients with shoulder pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The interview method was chosen to collect the data. The results of the data showed that all of the 70 patients with shoulder pain post-LC had a severe pain level in the pre-test, while the results of the post-test of the application were at a statistically significant high level through the application of vibration and exercise, which effectively reduced shoulder pain.  Vibration had a positive effect on reducing shoulder pain; vibration played a significant and obvious role in the study group.

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