Mehwish Niaz | Pakistan

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Mehwish Niaz

CMH Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan


  • Research   
    Staff Perceived Barriers to Early Mobility in Medical vs. Surgical ICU at Hospital
    Author(s): Mehwish Niaz* and Sidra Manzoor

    Intensive Care Units (ICU) of hospitals have a dynamic environment in which physiotherapists play a great role and work along with the multidisciplinary team and provide great care in acute conditions and rehabilitation programs. Objective: The objective of the study was to find out the barriers to early mobility therapy that are perceived by the staff of ICU. Methods: The study design is cross-sectional comparative. The sample size of 138 medical staff (different Government hospitals) was divided into two groups. Group 1 was denoted as medical ICU staff and Group 2 was denoted as surgical ICU staff. A four-point Questionnaire was used to find the barriers to early mobilization in ICU practice. Results: The results of the study showed the significant difference of institutional barriers between surgical ICU (mean=6.25) and medical ICU (mean=4.30), the list of other barriers in surgica.. Read More»
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