The occurrence of selected physiologic responses to cholecystectomy in normal and overweight adults

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Title:
The occurrence of selected physiologic responses to cholecystectomy in normal and overweight adults
Author:
Walker, Denise Lorraine, 1953-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
There is uncertainty in regard to the health implications of those persons who border between normal weight and morbid obesity. In this descriptive study, selected physiological responses to cholecystectomy in normal and overweight (20-40% above ideal weight) adults were investigated. Differences between the two groups were examined. In addition, this study determined if there are significant differences in situational variables related to the hospital stay of normal and overweight adults. A retrospective chart review was conducted on 59 normal (n = 22) and overweight (n = 37) adults who had experienced cholecystectomies. The outcome data, related to eight physiologic responses to surgery, included blood loss, purulent wound drainage, fever, pain, nausea, vomiting, intravenous therapy, and mobility. Data related to the hospital stay included length of stay, time in surgery, and time in postanesthesia care. Data analysis using t-tests demonstrated that the responses of normal and overweight subjects were not significantly different for the 14 research questions.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Woodtli, Margaret A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe occurrence of selected physiologic responses to cholecystectomy in normal and overweight adultsen_US
dc.creatorWalker, Denise Lorraine, 1953-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Denise Lorraine, 1953-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThere is uncertainty in regard to the health implications of those persons who border between normal weight and morbid obesity. In this descriptive study, selected physiological responses to cholecystectomy in normal and overweight (20-40% above ideal weight) adults were investigated. Differences between the two groups were examined. In addition, this study determined if there are significant differences in situational variables related to the hospital stay of normal and overweight adults. A retrospective chart review was conducted on 59 normal (n = 22) and overweight (n = 37) adults who had experienced cholecystectomies. The outcome data, related to eight physiologic responses to surgery, included blood loss, purulent wound drainage, fever, pain, nausea, vomiting, intravenous therapy, and mobility. Data related to the hospital stay included length of stay, time in surgery, and time in postanesthesia care. Data analysis using t-tests demonstrated that the responses of normal and overweight subjects were not significantly different for the 14 research questions.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Medicine and Surgery.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWoodtli, Margaret A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339907en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2623385xen_US
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