Mobilization of patients in neurological Intensive Care Units of India

A survey

Anup Bhat, Kalyana Chakravarthy, Bhamini K. Rao

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Abstract

Context: The rehabilitation needs of the patients in neurological Intensive Care Units (ICUs) vary from that of a medical ICU patient. Early mobilization is known to improve the various neurological outcomes in patients admitted to neurological ICUs, although little is known about the practice pattern among physiotherapists. The mobilization practice pattern may vary significantly than that of developed countries due to the reasons of differences in training of professionals, availability of equipment, and financial assistance by health insurance. Aim of the Study: To study the current mobilization practices by the physiotherapists in neurological ICUs of India. Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with a content validated questionnaire about the mobilization practices. Online questionnaire was distributed to physiotherapists working in neurological ICUs of India. Descriptive statistics were used. Results: Out of 185 e-mails sent, 82 physiotherapists completed the survey (survey response rate = 44%). Eighty participants (97.6%) mentioned that the patients received some form of mobilization during the day. The majority of the physiotherapists (58.5%), 'always' provided bed mobility exercises to their patients when it was found appropriate for the patients. Many physiotherapists (41.5%) used tilt table 'sometimes' to introduce orthostatism for their patients. Conclusion: Mobilization in various forms is being practiced in the neurological ICUs of India. However, fewer mobilization sessions are conducted on weekends and night hours in Indian Neurological ICUs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-341
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2016

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Physical Therapists
Intensive Care Units
India
Early Ambulation
Postal Service
Health Insurance
Surveys and Questionnaires
Developed Countries
Rehabilitation
Cross-Sectional Studies
Exercise
Equipment and Supplies

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Mobilization of patients in neurological Intensive Care Units of India : A survey. / Bhat, Anup; Chakravarthy, Kalyana; Rao, Bhamini K.

In: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 20, No. 6, 01.06.2016, p. 337-341.

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