Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Impact of Graded Early Mobilization Therapy on Psychomotor status of a Patient who was Mechanical Ventilated in Intensive Care Unit: A Single Case Report


Bijoy Das

The purpose of the study was to explore the impact of graded early mobilization on psychomotor status of patients with mechanical ventilation. To measure the effect of early mobilization on days first out of bed, other motor function, psychological status and length of ICU stay of mechanically ventilated patient. This was a single case study. Sample was selected from BRB Hospitals Limited of Dhaka using convenient sampling method and according to selection criteria. A precise semi structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Graded early Mobilization was provided as intervention to the participant by a Professional qualified Physiotherapist for 10 sessions. Another Senior Physiotherapist was assigned as data collector. He assessed the participant’s Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score and Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7 point (GAD-7) score during discharge from ICU. It was found that Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score was 65 which means the participant was very much independent during discharge from ICU. The finding of GAD-7 was 04, which indicates that the participant was free from any psychological problems. This study showed that graded early mobilization was effective to improve mechanically ventilated patients motor and psychological status.


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