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Table 4 Mobilisation statistics

From: Implementing early mobilisation after knee or hip arthroplasty to reduce length of stay: a quality improvement study with embedded qualitative component

  Before, n = 279 After, n = 243 P-value
Time first mobilised since surgery, hr., mean (sd) 28.5 (10.8) 22.6 (8.1) < 0.001
Mobilised within 24 h of surgery, n (%) 91 (32.9) 144 (59.5) < 0.001
Mobilised with physiotherapist successfully Day 0, n (%) 0 16 (6.6) < 0.001
Patients attempted to mobilise with physiotherapist Day 0, n (%) 0 64 (26) < 0.001
Number of times mobilised with physiotherapist, Day 0, mean (sd) 0 0.07 (0.25) < 0.001
Mobilised with physiotherapist Day 1, n (%) 234 (84) 227 (94) 0.001
Number of times mobilised with physiotherapist, Day 1, mean (sd) 0.85 (0.35) 1.68 (0.60) < 0.001
Mobilised with physiotherapist Day 2, % 259 (93.5) 217 (92.7) 0.732
Number of times mobilised with physiotherapist, Day 2, mean (sd) 0.98 (0.32) 1.53 (0.64) < 0.001
Total occasions mobilised with physiotherapist by end Day 2, mean (sd) 1.79 (0.56) 3.23 (0.9) < 0.001
Reached threshold of 4 occasions with physiotherapist, % 0 45 < 0.001
Mobilised with nurse Day 0, n (%) 1 (0.4) 0 1.0
Mobilised with nurse Day 1, n (%) 70 (25.5) 37 (15.4) 0.004
Mobilised with nurse Day 2, n (%) 141 (52) 100 (42.7) 0.037
Reasons for not mobilising Day 0, n (%)a    NA
 Baseline period 279 (100) NA
 Return to ward too late 0 76 (33.8)
 Physiotherapy staff unavailable 0 75 (33.3)
 Persistent nerve deficit 0 27 (12)
 Complication e.g. dizziness, Nausea 0 15 (6.7)
 Pain 0 4 (1.8)
 Refused 0 2 (0.9)
 Intensive care or high-dependency unit 0 5 (2.2)
 Other unspecified 0 21 (9.3)
  1. NA not applicable
  2. Legend: hr. hour, e.g. example
  3. aThe sample size for “Reasons for not mobilising Day 0” in the After period was based on the 225 responses provided