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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 250536, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/250536
Clinical Study

Impact of Preoperative Counselling on Early Postoperative Mobilization and Its Role in Smooth Recovery

1Department of Surgery, Jinnah Medical College Hospital, S. R-6, 7/A, Korangi Industrial Area, Karachi-74900, Pakistan
2Surgical Unit, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, P.O. Box 3500, Karachi-74800, Pakistan

Received 28 April 2014; Accepted 8 August 2014; Published 29 October 2014

Academic Editor: San-Lin You

Copyright © 2014 Sunil Sadruddin Samnani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background and Objectives. Preoperative counseling is effective to foster early postoperative mobilization that reduces pulmonary complications following abdominal surgery. This study aims at evaluating the effect of preoperative counseling regarding postoperative mobilization and its impact on reducing pulmonary complications. Design and Setting. Randomized control trial was conducted at the Department of Surgery of a tertiary care hospital, Karachi. Patients and Materials. Patients who underwent abdominal surgery and met inclusion criteria were recruited. All participants were randomly divided into two groups. Both groups received information about the surgery and Group I received additional counseling for postoperative mobilization. All patients were encouraged for postoperative mobilization. Scholes et al. criteria were used to evaluate postoperative pulmonary complications. Results. In total 232 participants were recruited and divided into two groups. There was no significant difference in participants’ age (), duration of surgery (), and pain score () of both groups. However, significant difference was identified in mobilization from bed to chair and mobilization for >10 minutes. Patients in Group I experienced less pulmonary complications in comparison with Group II.