PENERAPAN TEKNIK MEKANIKA TUBUH UNTUK MENGURANGI NYERI PUNGGUNG PADA IBU HAMIL TRIMESTER II DAN III
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of body mechanics techniques to decrease back pain in pregnant women second and third trimester . This type of research is pre experiment with one- group pre - test post- test design . The population in the study were all pregnant women trimester II and III with complaints of back pain that visited in Public Health Center Rampal Celaket Malang. The total sample of 18 respondents were obtained through purposive sampling technique . The treatment is given body mechanics techniques were observed for 3 days . Collecting data using observation sheet. Results showed 78 % experienced a decrease in pain , 17 % experienced an increase and 5 % remained . Based on the calculation by the Wilcoxon matched pairs test results obtained To count ( 15.5 ) < T table ( 40 ) , which means there is effect body mechanics techniques for back pain in pregnant women . Midwives should provide counseling good posture in pregnancy
Key word: body mechanics techniques, pregnant women, back pain.