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Title: Factors affecting postoperative recovery in Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda
Authors: Antonza, Rachel
Keywords: Postoperative recovery
Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital
Issue Date: Mar-2019
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences
Abstract: Throughout the world millions of patients undergo surgery each year, the burden of surgical disease being greatest in Africa, where operations could save many lives. An extensive range of procedures are available to treat patients who require surgical intervention. A crucial part of the patient’s experience, irrespective of the type of procedure, is postoperative recovery. Given the importance of the postop period, and the number of factors that may affect postop recovery involved, this study was about the factors affecting post-operative recovery at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital (FPRRH). A cross sectional descriptive study design that involved 384 post-surgical patients at FPRRH was used whereby the incidence of delayed postop recovery/prolonged postop hospital stay was about 8% with (overweight, underweight or obese), comorbidities, older age (> 60 years) and low socioeconomic standing all significantly associated with delayed postop recovery and a prolonged postop hospital stay
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBchB)

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