Electromyographic Evaluation of a Bed Assistive Device for Abdominal Surgery Patients in Postoperative Care


OBJECTIVE Muscle activity with and without the use of commercially available patient assistive devices during bed rising and lowering was quantified. BACKGROUND Limited research is available in understanding or evaluating the physical benefits of assistive devices for patient use following major abdominal surgery. METHODS Twenty healthy participants (9… (More)
DOI: 10.1518/001872008X250764