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a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as ability to walk from place to place independently with or without assistive device. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.


The activity of walking about.
[L. ambulo, to walk]


(am′byŭ-lāt″) [L. ambulare, to move about]
To walk or move about freely.
ambulation (am″byŭ-lā′shŏn)

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Conclusion: The use of AFO has positive effects on gait parameters and functional ambulation in patients with stroke.
The present randomised case-control comparative study consists of 50 cases of adult uncomplicated inguinal hernia observed over 1 year from July 2015 to June 2016; 25 of these patients underwent one day post-operative hospitalisation, surgical treatment as detailed below and results were compared with a control group of 25 cases operated and managed in the more conventional delayed ambulation after post-operative repair.
Progressive ambulation is defined as beginning out-of-bed activities with progression from sitting to standing, with eventual hallway ambulation (Singh & Schocken, 2015).
By virtue of the foregoing, today the early ambulation programs have been recently developed by nurses (as part of cardiac rehabilitation programs in hospitals).
A better understanding of earlier mobilization and ambulation post-LVAD implantation and the association with patient characteristics and outcomes is needed to identify predictors of clinical outcome to inform decision-making about postoperative priorities.
Functional Ambulation Profile), the terminology "Functional Ambulation Profile" is often inappropriately used in place of "Functional Ambulation Performance Score," although they refer to different tests.
However, ambulation using any of the gait devices in 2- or 4-minute walks significantly increased the vital signs of HR, PR, SBP and DBP (in a 4-minute walk using a platform rolling walker) from the resting or before values.
Regional techniques have received much attention because they are associated with less sedation and early ambulation with preservation of lung functions3,4.
Szender, a third-year resident in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas, and his associates at the Brooke Army Medical Center, both in San Antonio, enrolled 75 patients in a randomized trial to determine the impact of a neoprene abdominopelvic binder on postoperative morphine use, pain, and ambulation in the first 24 hours after abdominal gynecologic surgery.
Contrary to previous studies, early ambulation had no impact on overall patient satisfaction; however, this may be related to cultural differences between Chinese and other populations.
2009) randomized 92 patients who were within 60 days poststroke and had limited community ambulation to an experimental group (n = 52) and a control group (n = 45).
Joe restorative CNA and all other staff members and families will watch the resindents return to independent ambulation and the term "fall prevention" will become a phrase of the past.