Journal article

Mobilization of ventilated patients in the intensive care unit: An elicitation study using the theory of planned behavior

Clare Holdsworth, Kimberley J Haines, Jill J Francis, Andrea Marshall, Denise O'Connor, Elizabeth H Skinner

Journal of Critical Care | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: Early mobilization in intensive care unit (ICU) is safe, feasible, and beneficial. However, mobilization frequently does not occur in practice. The study objective was to elicit attitudinal, normative, and control beliefs (barriers and enablers) toward the mobilization of ventilated patients, to inform development of targeted implementation interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 9-item elicitation questionnaire was administered electronically to a convenience sample of multidisciplinary staff in a tertiary ICU. A snowball recruitment approach was used to target a sample size of 20 to 25. Two investigators performed word count and thematic analyses independently. Themes were cross-c..

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