Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-4273
Title: Effects of mobility-enhancing nursing intervention in patients with MS and stroke : randomised controlled trial
Authors : Imhof, Lorenz
Suter-Riederer, Susanne
Kesselring, Jürg
Published in : International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume(Issue) : 2015
Issue : 785497
Pages : 1
Pages to: 6
Publisher / Ed. Institution : International Scholarly Research Network
Issue Date: 2015
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 3.0: Namensnennung 3.0 Unported
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : German
Subject (DDC) : 610.73: Nursing
616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
Abstract: Background. Multiple sclerosis (MS) or stroke causes functional impairment which can have a major impact on patients’ life. Objectives. This RCT investigated the effect of a new nursing intervention (Mobility Enhancing Nursing Intervention—MFP) designed to improve rehabilitation outcomes. Method. The study took place in a rehabilitation clinic in Switzerland. One hundred forty participants diagnosed with MS, stroke, and brain injuries were randomly assigned to control group (CG = standard care) or intervention group (IG). The IG combined standard care with 30 days of MFB. MFP placed patients on a mattress on the floor and used tactile-kinaesthetic stimulation to increase spatial orientation and independency. Outcomes were functionality (Extended Barthel Index, EBI), quality of life (WHOQoL), and fall-related self-efficacy (FES-I). Results. There was a significant main effect of the intervention on functionality (EBI-diff/day mean = 0.30, versus mean = 0.16, P = 0.008). There was also a significant main effect on QoL (WHOQoL-diff mean = 13.8, versus mean = 5.4, P = 0.046). No significant effect was observed on fall-related self-efficacy. Conclusions. The positive effect of MFP on rehabilitation outcomes and quality of life suggests that this specialized nursing intervention could become an effective part of rehabilitation programs. The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of St. Gallen (KEK-SG Nr. 09/021) and registered at ClinicalTrial.gov NCT02198599.
Further description : Clinical study / klinische Studie
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Nursing (IPF)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1155/2015/785497
10.21256/zhaw-4273
ISSN: 2356-7872
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8038
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