Photobiomodulation: A cultural nursing intervention for physical and psychological adaptation

Rosnani Rosnani, Setyowati Setyowati, Raldi Artono Koestoer, Bernard Tirtomoeljono Widjaja, Devi Mediarti, Hidayat Arifin

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Abstract

Background Wellbeing among postpartum women needs to be assessed. This article aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of photobiomodulation near infrared as a cultural nursing intervention for postpartum women in Indonesia. Methods A research and development study design was undertaken from 2018 to 2020 in three stages to evaluate the effectiveness of photobiomodulation near infrared: a phenomenological study (n=20), a pre-experimental study (n=80) and a quasi-experimental design (n=90). Data were analysed using one-way ANOVA and a Kruskal Wallis test. Results Three themes emerged from the qualitative study that focused on development tools. Photobiomodulation near infrared was developed to cover postpartum women s needs. Significant statistical differences were found in multiple outcome measures after implementing photobiomodulation near infrared. Conclusions Photobiomodulation near infrared is a promising intervention for postpartum mothers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-268
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2022

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