Skip to main navigation menu Skip to main content Skip to site footer
×
Español (España) | English
Editorial
Home
Indexing
Case Report

Rehabilitation Nursing Care for a patient undergoing corrective surgery for scoliosis: case report

By
Luís Sousa ,
Luís Sousa

Atlântica School of Health (ESSATLA), Atlantic University, Nursing Department, Oeiras, Portugal

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Carla Raposo ,
Carla Raposo

Atlântica School of Health (ESSATLA), Atlantic University, Nursing Department, Oeiras, Portugal

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Nelson Guerra ,
Nelson Guerra

Atlântica School of Health (ESSATLA), Atlantic University, Nursing Department, Oeiras, Portugal

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Fabiana Faleiros ,
Fabiana Faleiros

Ribeirão Preto School of Nursing, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Geyslane Albuquerque ,
Geyslane Albuquerque

Nossa Senhora das Graças Faculty of Nursing, University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Sandy Severino ,
Sandy Severino

Atlântica School of Health (ESSATLA), Atlantic University, Nursing Department, Oeiras, Portugal

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar

Abstract

Introduction: Scoliosis is characterized by three-dimensional changes in the spine, mainly in the thoracic and/or lumbar region, leading to musculoskeletal and pulmonary changes and changes in the person's functionality. After corrective spinal surgical intervention, the intervention of a rehabilitation nurse becomes essential, in order to guide and optimize the person's training and empowerment, in this phase of health-disease transition.
Clinical Case Report: Clinical case study, inherent to the situation of a person undergoing corrective surgery for scoliosis. The nursing process was carried out, through data collection, evaluation, diagnosis survey, rehabilitation nursing interventions, and the respective results assessment. The numerical pain scale, the body balance assessment, the Barthel Index, the Functional Independence Measure and the Timed Up and Go test were used as assessment instruments. Based on the International Classification for Nursing Practice and the Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist standard of care document.
Discussion: The rehabilitation nursing plan implemented for the person undergoing corrective surgery for scoliosis contributed beneficially to the improvement of the ventilation pattern, muscle strength, mobility, gait, independence in carrying out self-care and increased functionality. There was an increase in knowledge and training in techniques to adapt to their situation, favoring a safe transition to home after hospital discharge.
Conclusion: In view of musculoskeletal and ventilatory changes, a Motor Functional Reeducation and Respiratory Functional Reeducation plan is extremely important, in association with the person's teaching and training plan.

How to Cite

1.
Sousa L, Raposo C, Guerra N, Faleiros F, Albuquerque G, Severino S. Rehabilitation Nursing Care for a patient undergoing corrective surgery for scoliosis: case report. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 13 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];4:785. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/785

The article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Unless otherwise stated, associated published material is distributed under the same licence.

Article metrics

Google scholar: See link

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

The statements, opinions and data contained in the journal are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publisher and the editor(s). We stay neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.