Research article


1. Mrs. Namrata Mohite, 2. Ms. Jibi K. Babu, 3. Ms. Simran D. Attar., 4. Mr. Tejaswini Kamble., 5. Mr. Irfan R. Mujawar., 6. Mr.Sai Prasad Waghmare., 7. Dr. Vaishali R. Mohite.

Online First: December 21, 2022

BACKGROUND: Constipation is one of the most common gastro intestinal disorders that affects the quality of life of patients and well- being of patients as well as their activity of daily living. Orthopedic patients in acute hospital setting often suffer from constipation. Patients having undergone surgeries have higher risk, mainly due to side-effect of opioids and limited mobility. OBJECTIVE: 1. To evaluate effectiveness of nursing intervention in preventing complication of immobility among orthopedic patients. 2. To determine association the nursing interventions in preventing complication of immobility among orthopedic patients with their demographic variables. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research approach adopted for this study is a quantitative approach. The research design selected for this present study was quasi-experimental one group pre-test, post-test design. The study was conducted Krishna hospital Karad .The sample size consist of 30 immobilized among constipation with orthopedic patients. On probability purposive sampling technique was used to select responds. It shows that the effective nursing care in immobility among orthopedic patient .The data were analyzed by using the descriptive and inferential statistics. RESULTS: Results shows that prevalence of The mean and standard deviation of pre-test was 5.43 ± 0.9353accordingly where as in posttest mean and standard deviation5.89±1.012accordingly.After application of paired t test value was 2.581 and p value 0.001. It reveals that nursing intervention are effective the constipation among orthopedics patient. Socio demographic variable like Age, gender, religion, educational status, occupational status, monthly income, type of family, personal habit, source health information, habit of taking fiber diet, habit of doing exercise, intake of water per day, nutritional pattern. Maximum no (56.67%) of gender belongs female, minimum (43.33%) of gender belongs male. Maximum (73.33%) of religion belongs Hindu, 4(13.33%) of religion belongs to muslim3 (10.00%) of religion belongs to others, minimum1 (3.33%) of religion belongs to Christian Maximum no (50.00%) of education belongs to primary education8 (26.67%) of education belongs to secondary education, 5(16.67%) of education belongs to illiterate, minimum2 (6.67%) of education belongs to college Maximum (36.67%) of occupation belongs to coal 10(33.33%) of occupation belongs to unemployed, 6(20.00%) 0f occupation belongs to self-employed, minimum (10.00%) of occupation belongs to others .Maximum (33.33%) of income3000-4000, 9(30.00%) of income belongs to >4000 & (23.33%) of income belongs to2000-3000, minimum no 4(13.33%) of income-2000. Maximum (63.33%) of family belongs to joint family, minimum (36.67%) belongs to nuclear family. Maximum (33.33%) belongs to none, 8(26.67%) belongs to smoking, 7(23.33%) belongs to tobacco chewing, minimum (16.67%) belongs to drinking alcohol. Immobility among constipation with orthopedic patient before and after nursing intervention of 30 observations. The computed “t “test statistics value is2.581. Since the p value for the test less than0.001 CONCLUSION: The study results show that nursing intervention is effective in the immobility among constipation with orthopedics patient.


Effectiveness, nursing intervention, prevention, orthopedics