Body weight-supported bedside treadmill training facilitates ambulation in ICU patients: An interventional proof of concept study.

@article{Sommers2017BodyWB,
  title={Body weight-supported bedside treadmill training facilitates ambulation in ICU patients: An interventional proof of concept study.},
  author={Juultje Sommers and Denise C Wieferink and Dave Dongelmans and Frans Nollet and Raoul H H Engelbert and Marike van der Schaaf},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2017},
  volume={41},
  pages={
          150-155
        }
}
PURPOSE Early mobilisation is advocated to improve recovery of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. However, severe weakness in combination with tubes, lines and machinery are practical barriers for the implementation of ambulation with critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of Body Weight-Supported Treadmill Training (BWSTT) in critically ill patients in the ICU. METHODS A custom build bedside Body Weight-Supported Treadmill was used and evaluated in… CONTINUE READING