The Effects of Semi-Fowler's position on Post-Operative Recovery and Pain for Patients with Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery

복강경 수술 후 반좌위가 수술회복성과 통증에 미치는 영향

  • Choi, Un Jong (Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Ha, Tae Uk (Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Kang, Ji Sook (Department of Nursing, School of Medicine, Wonkwang University)
  • 최운정 (원광대학교의과대학 외과학교실) ;
  • 하태욱 (원광대학교의과대학 응급의학교실) ;
  • 강지숙 (원광대학교의과대학 간호학과)
  • Received : 2017.04.12
  • Accepted : 2017.05.12
  • Published : 2017.05.31


Purpose:This study was conducted to identify the effects of theSemi-Fowler's position on post-operative recovery and pain for patients with laparoscopic abdominal surgery Methods: This study utilized a non-equivalent control group non-synchronized design to validate the effects of theSemi-Fowler's position. After IRB approval, 56 patients took part in this study, 29 in the experimental group and 27 in the control group. Consent was obtained from the participants. The Semi-Folwer's position was applied to experimental group and the supine position was applied to the control group for 24 hours after surgery. All data were reviewed retrospectively from April to June 2016. Collected data, frequency, percentage, average, standard deviation, chi-squared test, independent t-test and repeated measures ANOVA were conducted using SPSS 20.0. Results: There was no significant difference between the experimental and control group with regard to recovery outcomes; however, there was a significance differencebetween groups and among check times with regard to post operational pain. Conclusion:The results of this study provide information that will be usefulto the development of strategies for improving recovery outcomes and pain for laparoscopic operation patients.


Laparoscopic;Pain;Post-operative;Recovery;Semi-Fowler's position


Supported by : 원광대학교


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