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Table 5 Outcome measures used to monitor effectiveness of interventions

From: Physiotherapy in upper abdominal surgery – what is current practice in Australia?

(n = 46) Never Rarely Sometimes Often Always
Respiratory rate 2 13 35 39 11
FiO2/O2 requirements 4 7 9 59 22
SpO2 0 2 11 50 37
Chest x-ray 2 7 52 37 2
Auscultation 0 2 15 50 33
Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS) 72 22 2 0 4
Sputum clearance 0 4 24 48 24
ABGs 13 17 46 20 4
Blood pressure 4 50 20 24 2
Heart rate 7 37 26 26 4
Pain (VAS) 2 20 37 26 15
Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) 13 30 33 22 2
BORG score 20 35 28 15 2
Progression of assistance required 0 4 4 57 35
Distance mobilised 0 0 7 48 46
Readiness for discharge 0 0 13 57 30
Anxiety level 2 30 39 26 2
Patient appearance 2 17 33 30 17
Other(s) (please specify) 85 2 9 2 2
  1. Values expressed as %. Values in bold represent the top 4 “always” and “never” used outcome measures
  2. FiO 2 fraction of inspired oxygen, SpO 2 oxygen saturation, ABGs arterial blood gases, BORG Borg Scale, VAS visual analogue scale