Quality of life improves with individualized Home‑based exercises in critical care survivors

Shelly, Aayushi G and Prabhu, Nivedita and Jirange, Priyanka and Kamath, Asha and Vaishali, K (2017) Quality of life improves with individualized Home‑based exercises in critical care survivors. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 21 (2). pp. 29-33. ISSN 0972-5229

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The Aim of the Study: This study aims to determine the effect of individualized home‑based exercise on the quality of life post‑Intensive Care Unit (ICU) discharge. Subjects: Adult patients invasively mechanically ventilated for more than 48 h in medical ICU. Methodology: Thirty‑five patients were enrolled prospectively in this study. They were interviewed to complete short form 36 (SF‑36) version 2 questionnaire and were randomly allocated to control and experimental group by block randomization. The experimental group received individualized exercise information sheet and control group was asked to continue routine exercises done during their hospital stay. The experimental group also received a log book and weekly telephonic reminders. Patients were interviewed to complete the SF‑36 through the telephone 4 weeks after hospital discharge. Results: Physical and mental components of the quality of life as measured by the SF‑36 at the end of 4 weeks after hospital discharge showed a statistically significant difference (P < 0.05) in the experimental group. Conclusion: A well‑structured individualized exercise program improves the quality of life of critically ill patients after discharge.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical care rehabilitation; critical illness; home‑based rehabilitation; Intensive Care Unit survivors; physiotherapy; short form 36.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2017 06:56
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2017 06:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149395

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