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The quasi-experimental design aimed to compare the effects of fowler’ s position with warm compression on pain and duration of active phase in primiparous parturients with the normal nursing care. The 66 participants were primiparous parturients at Taksin Hospital from May of 2018 to November of 2018. The sample was divided into 2 groups with 33 participants in the experimental group who gave fowler’ s position with warm compression while the 33 participants in the control group gave by the normal nursing care. The instruments were demographic data, birth data record and visual analogue scale. Data were analyzed by use percentage, mean score, standard deviation, the chi-square and independent t-test. Independent t-test analyzed the data of average pain score and duration on active phase between the control group and the experimental group.
The finding of the study revealed that the experimental group had the average pain score and duration on active phase lower than the control group statistically significant. (t = 9.22 , p < 0.05, t = 3.87, p < 0.05). Inclusion, this study showed that the parturient, fowler’ s position with warm compression could reduce the pain and duration of active phase. Therefore, midwives can implement the finding to improve nursing practice guidelines in active phase.