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dc.contributor.advisorJudith C. Drew, PhD, RN, Supervisoren_US
dc.creatorRobert Lee Masseyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-20T16:04:48Z
dc.date.available2008-05-09en_US
dc.date.available2011-12-20T16:04:48Z
dc.date.created2007-06-29en_US
dc.date.issued2007-06-27en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06292007-111418en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152.3/132
dc.description.abstractRocking motion may be useful in resolving postoperative ileus (POI) in cancer patients who have undergone abdominal surgery. Operations of the abdomen result in gastrointestinal dysmotility, to some extent, in all patients because abdominal surgical procedures to remove abdominal tumors require large abdominal incisions, extensive dissection, and manipulation of the bowel that initiates a surgical induced stress response commonly known as, postoperative ileus. In this study, the effects of a rocking chair motion as a moderator of the surgical stress response and mediator of the gas and distention effects of POI in abdominal surgery cancer patients compared to standard care was examined. Two groups of postoperative abdominal surgery cancer patients were randomly assigned to the rocking or non-rocking groups. The outcome variables assessed were duration of time to first flatus, subjective pain, total pain medication received and time to discharge. The hypotheses tested were there were no differences in duration of time to first flatus indicating resolution of POI, subjective pain, total pain medication received and time to discharge from the hospital. The rocking group had a reduction in time to first flatus and no differences in subjective reports of pain, total pain medication received and time to discharge from the hospital. Results indicated the rocking chair motion is effective in postoperative abdominal surgery cancer patients reducing the duration of postoperative ileus.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the TDL web site by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectRockingen_US
dc.subjectIleusen_US
dc.subjectFlatusen_US
dc.subjectdysmotilityen_US
dc.titleThe effects of rocking chair motion on postoperative ileus duration, subjective pain, pain medication use and time to discharge following abdominal surgeryen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genredissertationen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas Medical Branchen_US
thesis.degree.departmentNursingen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTerry Throckmorton, PhD, RNen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSheryl Bishop, PhDen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMichael Warren, MDen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKathy Lucke, PhD, RNen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAlice T. Hill, PhD, RNen_US


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