Concept analysis of the nursing outcome Mobility in patients with stroke

Rafaella Pessoa Moreira Thelma Leite de Araujo Tahissa Frota Cavalcante Nirla Gomes Guedes Marcos Venicios de Oliveira Lopes Emília Soares Chaves About the authors

This study aimed a concept analysis of the nursing outcome Mobility in patients with stroke. A literature review was conducted, through the online access to databases: Scopus, Pubmed, CINAHL, Cochrane, and Lilacs, using the descriptors: mobility, stroke, nursing and their synonyms in Portuguese and Spanish. 1.521 articles were identified, resulting in 49, after careful selection. Noteworthy are the articles published in Canada (26.7%), on 2001 (95.9%), by physiotherapists (34.6%), and in rehabilitation units (61.5%). The attributes identified for Mobility were: walking, standing, sitting, put the leg side to side, turn around, start and stop walking, stair climbing, motor function, and motor skill transfer. A model case and a contrary case were built, and identified, as antecedents: postural control and balance; and, as consequents: performs tasks inside and outside the house and wanders without difficulty. It was concluded that the concepts of Mobility found in this study need to be validated with experts in the field and in clinical practice.

Nursing; Stroke; Outcome Assessment


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