HomeAsian Journal of Healthvol. 1 no. 1 (2011)

Visual Biofeedback: Adjunct Mirror Intervention during Stage Two Labor among Primiparous Women

Daisy Palompon

Discipline: Biology, Medicine



This study determined the effectiveness of visual biofeedback in hastening stage II of labor between primiparous women administered with adjunct intervention and those who were not. A non-equivalent post-test design with twenty primiparous women distributed to both control and experimental groups chosen through purposive sampling. A 3 x 2 foot mirror to provide visual biofeedback (treatment), a stopwatch to measure the length of time elapsed from full cervical dilatation and effacement to the delivery of baby, and a tally sheet for recording of data were used in data gathering. Findings show that the control group (not subjected to mirror) obtained the mean of 18.92 (SD=7.17) while the experimental group (subjected to mirror) obtained a mean of 6.77 with a mean difference of 12.15 (SD=5.24). The computed t- test value is 4.37, which was greater than the table value of 2.23 tested at 0.05 level of significance. Results showed a significant difference in the duration of second stage of labor, thus, the use of mirror as a feedback mechanism during the second stage of labor reduces its duration.