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This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Chapter 19: Management of Mobility and Altered Physical Activity
Management of Mobility and Altered Physical Activity
Within the last decade, mobility and the capacity for physical activity have taken on increasing importance as indicators of outcomes related to disease and illness recovery. Functional loss occurs with many acute and chronic illnesses, although the more severe limitations are usually associated with cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and skeletal pathologies (Pope & Tarlov, 1991). Symptoms associated with some diseases and disease treatments, such as pain, nausea, and fatigue, are factors that may further alter mobility and physical activity. Advances in biomedical therapies and technology, although they have increased longevity, have ...