Abstract

The process of childbirth is a physiological process from the uterus to release the product of conception through the vagina. The aim of this study was to identify the differences in changes in pain intensity during post-cesarean treatment between patients who used the Distraction and Relaxation Technique at the hospital. Dr. Pringadi Medan. The research method used was the design used in this study was a Quasi-experimental, pre-test and post-test design consisting of 2 groups and each group given a different intervention. The results of the paired t-test showed a significant change in the group of respondents before and after who received the distraction technique with the t value in each group greater than the t table (t = 1.796), p value <0.05, namely 0.001. Whereas in the group of respondents who received relaxation techniques, the t value in each group was greater than the t table (t = 1.796), the p value <0.005, namely 0.001, which means that there was a significant change between before and after the intervention. The results of the independent t-test statistical test concluded that there was no difference in changes in pain intensity during post-cesarean treatment between patients who used distraction and relaxation techniques based on pain intensity before and after the intervention with the t value in each group smaller than t table (t = 1.721) and a significant level of p> 0.05 is 0.368.