Assess the Prevalence of Hypercalcemia among Immobilized Patients


  • Sheetal Sakharkar1 , Mayuri Age2 , Ruchira Ankar3



disabled patients,high level of calcium in the blood,pervasiveness


Immobilization hypercalcemia is a diagnosis in which excessive bone metabolism abnormalities and
conditions related to reduced movement such as medullar lesions or vascular cases. Investigation needs a
more evaluation to find out other causes of hypercalcemia.Incidence rate of immobilization hypercalcemia
is 11?22% in spinal cord injury group and 20?30% in immobilized patients secondaryto fractures in 2 case
series .Usually itoccurs 4?6 weeks post trauma (1 week?16weeks)may stay elevated for up to 12 months
based onmobilization. Aim-To determine the prevalence of hypercalcemia among immobilized patients.
Materials and Methods-An analytical research approach and a cross-sectional research design were used.
The study was conducted in Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital; Sawangi Meghe Wardha.The samples
were selected using purposive sampling technique, sample size was 30 and blood test done for screening
after written informed consent.There were total 30 patients, blood samples which were carried out during
studyperiod, it was concluded that out of 30 immobilized patients 14 patients is having hypercalcemia in
immobilized state. The study found that there was a person suffering from hypercalcemia in their immobilized
state. Hence this study helps in treatment of hypercalcemia during their immobilized state of the patients.
From this study it is concluded that 46.67 % of the patients suffering from hypercalcemia.

Author Biography

Sheetal Sakharkar1 , Mayuri Age2 , Ruchira Ankar3

1.Assistant professor, Dept. Medical Surgical Nursing, 2Basic B.Sc Nursing Student, 3Asso. Professor, Dept.
Medical Surgical Nursing, Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Memorial College of Nursing, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical
Sciences Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India



How to Cite

Sheetal Sakharkar1 , Mayuri Age2 , Ruchira Ankar3. (2020). Assess the Prevalence of Hypercalcemia among Immobilized Patients. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 485-491.