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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160855
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patient behaviors prior to pulmonary embolism
Abstract:
Patient behaviors prior to pulmonary embolism
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:1991
Author:Eddy, Diane, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University, School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Henderson Hall, Kent, OH, 44240, USA
Contact Telephone:2166727930
The premises of this study are (1) that many common patient

behaviors involve the Valsalva maneuver (VM), (2) that VM causes

changes in deep veins of the thigh sufficient to dislodge a

thrombus and precipitate a PE, and (3) that keeping the glottis

open avoids VM and, thus, possible PE. Significant association

of VM behavior with incidence of PE was found in a retrospective

study by Hoshiko (1990). This study will extend Hoshiko's work

by using patient and staff interviews to describe patient

behaviors antecedent to freshly confirmed PE. The subjects are

30 consenting patients and their nurses; eligibility for

inclusion are those whose radiologic studies show a high

probability for pulmonary embolism. Upon confirmation of PE, the

nurse researcher expeditiously interviews the patient and nurse

caring for this patient at the time of the PE. Interview

questions are demographic, open-ended, and specifically focused

on behaviors associated with VM. Results will be reported using

descriptive statistics and qualitative methods. Should clear

patterns of VM behavior appear prior to PE, findings may suggest

that hospitalized patients should avoid VM, and that nursing

interventions for VM avoidance should be developed as a strategy

for PE prophylaxis.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatient behaviors prior to pulmonary embolismen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160855-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Patient behaviors prior to pulmonary embolism</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Eddy, Diane, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Henderson Hall, Kent, OH, 44240, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">2166727930</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The premises of this study are (1) that many common patient<br/><br/>behaviors involve the Valsalva maneuver (VM), (2) that VM causes<br/><br/>changes in deep veins of the thigh sufficient to dislodge a<br/><br/>thrombus and precipitate a PE, and (3) that keeping the glottis<br/><br/>open avoids VM and, thus, possible PE. Significant association<br/><br/>of VM behavior with incidence of PE was found in a retrospective<br/><br/>study by Hoshiko (1990). This study will extend Hoshiko's work<br/><br/>by using patient and staff interviews to describe patient<br/><br/>behaviors antecedent to freshly confirmed PE. The subjects are<br/><br/>30 consenting patients and their nurses; eligibility for<br/><br/>inclusion are those whose radiologic studies show a high<br/><br/>probability for pulmonary embolism. Upon confirmation of PE, the<br/><br/>nurse researcher expeditiously interviews the patient and nurse<br/><br/>caring for this patient at the time of the PE. Interview<br/><br/>questions are demographic, open-ended, and specifically focused<br/><br/>on behaviors associated with VM. Results will be reported using<br/><br/>descriptive statistics and qualitative methods. Should clear<br/><br/>patterns of VM behavior appear prior to PE, findings may suggest<br/><br/>that hospitalized patients should avoid VM, and that nursing<br/><br/>interventions for VM avoidance should be developed as a strategy<br/><br/>for PE prophylaxis.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:11:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:11:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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