Jonas Sąlyga, Artūras Razbadauskas, Tatjana Žuravliova, Irutė Plepienė, Geriuldas Žiliukas


Postoperative nursing of patients depends on nurses, especiallyin neurosurgery, when situation can change very fast and a nursehas to observe and react on time. Patients after cerebrovasculardisorders or neurosurgical operations experience more or less disabilities,which influence their further social life and work activities.Nurse plays a key role in the postoperative period observing andimproving patient’s physical conditions, helping to carry out dailyactivities, explaining to the patient his current situation, appeasingthe patient, introducing to potential postoperative complicationsand postoperative treatment.The main factor, which influences nursing problems after neurologicalsurgeries, was a type of illness. Neither patients’ age ortheir gender did not have the impact on nursing problems, nursingactivities are determined based on cause of surgery, and plannedaccording to movement and cognitive disorders. Independence ofpatients was evaluated before surgery and after the complete treatment,there was found statistically significant (p<0.05) change inevaluation results of Barthel and FIM. Correlation analysis showed,that the older patients, the lower their recovery of independenceafter the surgery.

Keyword(s): patients after brain surgery nursing, assessment of functional status after brain surgery
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2014.080
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