Claire Andrews is the Director of Nurse-Midwifery at Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. She is well known for her involvement and leadership in innovative education programs. She received a BSN from St. John College in Ohio, her MS and CNM from University of Utah, and a PhD in Nursing from Wayne State University in Michigan. Dr. Andrews has 24 years of nursing experience in service, education, administration, program development, and research. She has contributed significant research in the area of changing fetal malpositions to anteriors using her own Andrews technique of maternal posturing. Her research findings have had a direct widespread effect on nursing practice. Another major research effort is her “Sixty years of nurse-midwifery at Frontier Nursing Service: Practice outcome analysis.” Dr. Andrews has also greatly influenced the development of research and scholarship among peers through active involvement in research activities of the ACNM.
USE OF PELVIC TILT EXERCISE FOR LIGAMENT PAIN RELIEF
Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2011
1994 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 39, Issue 6, pages 370–374, November-December 1994
How to Cite
Andrews, C. M. and O'Neill, L. M. (1994), USE OF PELVIC TILT EXERCISE FOR LIGAMENT PAIN RELIEF. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 39: 370–374. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(94)90156-2
- Issue online: 10 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2011
The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a pelvic (hip) tilt exercise in relieving ligament pain during pregnancy. A multiple pain measurement approach was used. The intensity of ligament pain was decreased as indicated by scores on three of four pain intensity measures. The duration of ligament pain also was reduced, although not significantly. Mean scores on all measures of ligament pain intensity, duration, and frequency were lower after the exercises were Initiated. Verbal reports from subjects indicated that they had received effective pain relief from the exercise. Thus, pelvic (hip) tilt exercise appears to be effective in reducing ligament pain intensity and, to a lesser extent, pain duration. As a nurse-midwifery strategy, this exercise promotes patient/client comfort and facilitates self-care in the relief of ligament pain during pregnancy.