Effects of Early Mobilisation on Post Operative Pulmonary Complication in Patients with Open Abdominal Surgery

Authors

  • Sridharan. B
  • Saravan kumar J
  • Rekha K
  • Preethi G
  • Kabilan R

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/k5qp3907

Keywords:

Functional Independence Measure Scale (FIM), Spirometer (FEV1), Early Mobilisation Exercise (EMT), SPO2, and Open Abdominal Surgery.

Abstract

Background: Patients undergoing open abdominal surgery are the focus of this research, namely the effect of early
mobilisation on postoperative pulmonary problems. Early mobilization is proposed as a potential intervention to
enhance respiratory function and reduce the risk of PPCs.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of pre-operative mobilisation on the incidence of
pulmonary complications in patients undergoing open abdominal surgery.
Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study included 50 subjects who underwent open abdominal
surgery at Saveetha Medical Hospital, SIMTS. Convenient sampling was used to select the participants. Measures
of oxygen saturation (SPO2) and pulmonary function (FEV1) from a spirometer were employed as functional
outcome indicators. After two weeks, participants were given a post-test to record their progress.
Results: Data collected before and after early mobilisation exercise were analysed using a paired t-test. The
experimental group showed significant improvements in SPO2, FIM, and FEV1 (P<0.0001), indicating higher
values post-intervention. Post-test demonstrated higher statistical significance compared to pre-test.
Conclusion: As a result, it was shown that early mobilisation Exercise is beneficial for reducing pulmonary
complications after surgery.

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Author Biographies

  • Sridharan. B

    Post Graduate Student, Saveetha College ofPhysiotherapy, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Saravan kumar J

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College ofPhysiotherapy, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Rekha K

    Associate Professor,  Saveetha College ofPhysiotherapy, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Preethi G

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Kabilan R

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, SIMATS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effects of Early Mobilisation on Post Operative Pulmonary Complication in Patients with Open Abdominal Surgery. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 195-200. https://doi.org/10.37506/k5qp3907