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Determination of Dyspnea in Mechanically Ventilated Patients


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1 Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Jouf University, KSA, Saudi Arabia
2 Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Department, Nursing Division, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a University, Yemen, Yemen
     

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Introduction: Although dyspnea is the most common suffering and devastating symptom in the mechanically ventilated patients (MVPs), it is not routinely measured. Aim of the Study: To assess dyspnea and factors contributing to it in MVPs. Design: A descriptive research design Settings: Intensive Care Units of Alexandria Main University Hospital. Subjects: Forty critically ill conscious adult MVPs Tool of Data Collection: Dyspnea assessment tool used to collect the data. Results: 55% of the study sample had dyspnea and 86.4% of dyspneic MVPs had moderate to intense level of dyspnea. Conclusion: Dyspneais present in more than half of the MVPs. Moderate to intense dyspnea is more frequent in MVPs.

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Dyspnea, Mechanical ventilation, Modified Borg Scale
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Masouda Hassan Abd El-Hamid Atrous
Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Jouf University, KSA, Saudi Arabia
Khaled Mohamed Al-Sayaghi
Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Department, Nursing Division, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sana’a University, Yemen, Yemen

Abstract


Introduction: Although dyspnea is the most common suffering and devastating symptom in the mechanically ventilated patients (MVPs), it is not routinely measured. Aim of the Study: To assess dyspnea and factors contributing to it in MVPs. Design: A descriptive research design Settings: Intensive Care Units of Alexandria Main University Hospital. Subjects: Forty critically ill conscious adult MVPs Tool of Data Collection: Dyspnea assessment tool used to collect the data. Results: 55% of the study sample had dyspnea and 86.4% of dyspneic MVPs had moderate to intense level of dyspnea. Conclusion: Dyspneais present in more than half of the MVPs. Moderate to intense dyspnea is more frequent in MVPs.

Keywords


Dyspnea, Mechanical ventilation, Modified Borg Scale



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F195006