Correlation Between Spirometry and Functional Independence in Adult Post-ICU Patients

2018-08-12 17:25:12 | BioPortfolio


Several complications and comorbidities are frequently found in patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), including acquired ICU muscle weakness and physical and cognitive limitations. These issues lead to impaired quality of life and post-discharge functional independence. Thus, it is important to evaluate these factors in order to verify the effects of long-term hospitalization. Objective: To relate functional independence to the degree of pulmonary involvement in adult patients three months after discharge from the ICU. Methods: This will be a retrospective study with data collected from January 2012 to December 2013, that will include patients who underwent spirometry and answered the Functional Independence Measure Questionnaire. Patients will be divided into groups according to the classification of functional independence and spirometry.

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Intensive Care (ICU) Myopathy


Spirometry, Functional Independence Measure




Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná

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