International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2021)

A study to evaluate the effectiveness of schedule ambulation on functional ability, anxiety and quality of life among patient who had undergone abdominal surgery in selected hospital at Chennai


Vincy selvan, S Indira

Background: Abdominal surgery is a common term applicable for surgeries conducted in any region in abdomen such as large intestine, small intestine, gallbladder, stomach, liver, appendix, pancreas, esophagus and spleen. Though there may be various reasons to conduct such surgical procedures which might include tumors, obstruction, infection or inflammatory bowel diseases, these are collectively called as abdominal surgery. Inguinal hernia surgery, appendectomy, abdominal explorations surgery and surgery for inflammatory bowel disease are some of the common abdominal surgeries performed with complete or partial removal of small or large intestine. Objectives: 1. to assess the effectiveness of scheduled ambulation on functional ability of the patient who had undergo abdominal surgery in the study group and control group. 2. To find out the effectiveness of scheduled ambulation on anxiety among who had undergone abdominal surgery in the study and control group. 3. To evaluate the effectiveness of scheduled ambulation on quality of life among patient who had undergone abdominal surgery in the study group and control group. 4. To determine the difference between selected demographic variables functional ability, anxiety and quality of life in the study group and control group. Materials and Methods: A quantitative research approach was adopted to assess the effectiveness of scheduled ambulation on functional ability, anxiety and quality of life among patient who had undergone abdominal surgery. A pre- experimental pretest, posttest research method was adopted to determine the effectiveness of scheduled ambulation on functional ability, anxiety and quality of life among patient who had undergone abdominal surgery. The samples were selected by using Computer assisted sampling technique was used to assign the patients randomly 75 patients were assigned to study group and 75 patients were assigned to control group. The setting of study in Sir Ivan Stedford Hospital and GJ Multispecialty hospital, Chennai. Result: The result reveals that effectiveness of scheduled ambulation on functional ability, anxiety and quality of life among patient who had undergone abdominal surgery was related to the hypothesis of the study.
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