The Investigation Of Mobilization Times Of Patients after Surgery
Keywords:Postoperative Period, Patient, Early Mobilization, Surgical Nursing
Objective:This study was planned as a descriptive study with the aim of investigation of mobilization times of patients after surgery. Methods:Population of the study consisted of patients (n=131) who stay in the general surgery clinic, had an operation at one university hospital and volunteered to participate in the research. Data were collected between27 January-30 June 2014.The data were collected by face to face meetings using a questionnaire developed by researchers. The questionnaire was applied to the patients when they firstly walked after surgery and mobilization times were evaluated in the first 72 hours after surgery. Data analysis was performed using the statistics program SPSS 20 packaged software.Results: It was observed that the mean age of patients was 50.61 ± 17.12 and 61.8 % of them were female. It was found that 66.4%of the patients had day surgery. It was determined that 84.7 %of the patients firstly walked in the first 24 hours, 12.2 % of them walked in the range of 24-48 hours, 0.8 %of them walked in the range of 48-72 hours and 2.3% of them didn’t walk in the range of 0-72 hours after surgery.Conclusions: Importance of early mobilization has been emphasized in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and preventing circulatory problems for many years. It was concluded that the majority of patients walked in the first 24 hours, in the clinical practices with this research.
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