Ogwu S

Department of Physiotherapy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    Early Mobilization in the ICU: A Multicenter Survey of Clinicians’ Knowledge, Attitude and Practices in Resource-Limited Hospital Settings
    Author(s): Akinremi AA*, Ogwu S, Sanya AO, Sanusi AA and Osinaike B

    Background: Prolonged stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is associated with impaired physical function, low quality of life and increased cost of care. Evidence suggests early mobilization (EM) in the ICU is safe, feasible and results in physiological and functional improvement in critically ill patients. Despite its benefits, EM in the ICU is not a common practice. Factors relating to healthcare provider, such as level of knowledge, attitude and practices may contribute to this trend. As a first step towards adopting routine EM in our ICU, we investigated the current level of knowledge, attitude and practices of care professional about EM. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey to assess level of knowledge, attitude and practices of clinician towards early mobilization in four teaching hospitals in southwestern Nigeria, using a 20-item que.. Read More»

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