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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161362
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Characteristics and Prediction of Functional Performance Using Dyspnea
Abstract:
Characteristics and Prediction of Functional Performance Using Dyspnea
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Siela, Debra, DNSc, RN, CCRN, CCNS, APRN, BC, RRT
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:3935 E. Elm Grove Rd, Bluffton, IN, 46714, USA
Polio survivors range between the ages of approximately 45 to 80 years of age. Most polio survivors were infected with polio more than forty years ago. Many polio survivors have begun to experience difficulty with breathing and decreasing functional performance (Bach & Tilton, 1997). Some experts believe that aging and deterioration of the remaining functional nerve endings affect muscle function including respiratory muscles (Trojan & Cashman, 1997). In addition, many health care providers have little knowledge of polio and its chronic effects. The purposes of this study were to determine: (1) if there is a relationship between dyspnea and functional performance in polio survivors, and (2) if dyspnea predicts functional performance in polio survivors; and (3) perceptions of polio survivors regarding their health care provider interactions. Participants in the study were asked to complete three separate questionnaires and demographic information. The questionnaires included the Pulmonary Functional Status and Dyspnea Questionnaire, Functional Performance Inventory, and Polio Patient Survey. The sample of 31 polio survivors was obtained by a convenience approach by a notice of a request for polio survivors to complete the questionnaires in a polio survivor’s newsletter. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson r correlations, and regression analysis. Selective descriptive data revealed that the sample were primarily late middle-aged females, who were initially hospitalized for polio, and shared that most of their physicians did not suggest current symptoms were a result of post-polio syndrome. Other results demonstrated significant correlations among similar item categories between dyspnea and functional performance perceptions. Dyspnea explained 28.5% (p < .002) of the variance in functional performance. Findings suggest that health care providers should assess perceptions of dyspnea and functional performance in polio survivors. In addition, interventions regarding dyspnea management are likely appropriate for polio survivors.
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.titleCharacteristics and Prediction of Functional Performance Using Dyspneaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161362-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Characteristics and Prediction of Functional Performance Using Dyspnea </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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Siela, Debra, DNSc, RN, CCRN, CCNS, APRN, BC, RRT</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">3935 E. Elm Grove Rd, Bluffton, IN, 46714, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Polio survivors range between the ages of approximately 45 to 80 years of age. Most polio survivors were infected with polio more than forty years ago. Many polio survivors have begun to experience difficulty with breathing and decreasing functional performance (Bach &amp; Tilton, 1997). Some experts believe that aging and deterioration of the remaining functional nerve endings affect muscle function including respiratory muscles (Trojan &amp; Cashman, 1997). In addition, many health care providers have little knowledge of polio and its chronic effects. The purposes of this study were to determine: (1) if there is a relationship between dyspnea and functional performance in polio survivors, and (2) if dyspnea predicts functional performance in polio survivors; and (3) perceptions of polio survivors regarding their health care provider interactions. Participants in the study were asked to complete three separate questionnaires and demographic information. The questionnaires included the Pulmonary Functional Status and Dyspnea Questionnaire, Functional Performance Inventory, and Polio Patient Survey. The sample of 31 polio survivors was obtained by a convenience approach by a notice of a request for polio survivors to complete the questionnaires in a polio survivor&rsquo;s newsletter. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson r correlations, and regression analysis. Selective descriptive data revealed that the sample were primarily late middle-aged females, who were initially hospitalized for polio, and shared that most of their physicians did not suggest current symptoms were a result of post-polio syndrome. Other results demonstrated significant correlations among similar item categories between dyspnea and functional performance perceptions. Dyspnea explained 28.5% (p &lt; .002) of the variance in functional performance. Findings suggest that health care providers should assess perceptions of dyspnea and functional performance in polio survivors. In addition, interventions regarding dyspnea management are likely appropriate for polio survivors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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