Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/65452
Title: Effects of mobility training on severe burn patients in the BICU : a retrospective cohort study
Authors: Deng, H
Chen, J
Li, F
Li-Tsang, CWP 
Liu, Q
Ma, X
Ao, M
Chen, N
Zhou, Y
Zhong, X
Chen, Z
Cao, L
He, G
Wu, J
Keywords: Burn Intensive Care Unit
Mobility training
Rehabilitation
Severe burn patient
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Burns, 2016, v. 42, no. 7, p. 1404-1412 How to cite?
Journal: Burns 
Abstract: Purpose To assess the effects of mobility training on severe burn patients in the Burn Intensive Care Unit (BICU). Methods This was a retrospective cohort study. Severe burn patients with equal to or more than 50% Total Body Surface Area (TBSA) burns who received early rehabilitation in the BICU were included in this study. Based on the different early rehabilitation strategies during the two periods, patients admitted to the BICU from January 2011 to April 2013 were identified as the passive training cohort (n = 49) while patients admitted to the BICU from May 2013 to December 2013 were identified as the mobility training cohort (n = 24). Data on length of BICU stay, length of hospital stay, length of rehabilitation in the BICU, ventilator dependent days, strict bed rest time, range of motion (ROM), the Barthel Index (BI) and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) were collected. Results Compared with the passive training cohort, patients in the mobility training cohort had significantly shorter length of BICU stay (p = 0.002), length of hospital stay (p = 0.010), strict bed rest time (p < 0.001) and length of rehabilitation in the BICU (p = 0.026) with improved ROM of shoulder, wrist, hip, knee and ankle joints. Conclusions Mobility training in the BICU was shown to be feasible and effective in achieving better outcomes than passive training for severe burn patients.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/65452
ISSN: 0305-4179
DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2016.07.029
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