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A 'moving hospital', is ZGT ready? : An examination of the current state of mind of professionals

Abbink, L. (2018) A 'moving hospital', is ZGT ready? : An examination of the current state of mind of professionals.

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Abstract:Aim: The aim of this study is to come up with recommendations for ZGT to become a ‘moving hospital’ based on the opinions of professionals. Method: Professionals of fifteen clinical departments of ZGT were invited to participate in an online questionnaire. In addition, two focus group sessions were performed for which the People-Activities-Context-Technology (PACT) approach was used. Results: All activities that take place outside the bed are associated with physical activity during hospital admission. Most professionals consider themselves as primarily responsible for initiating physical activity. For the execution, patients are considered as primarily responsible. Most professionals agree that more attention should be paid to physical activity of patients. Professionals consider themselves as well-known with the topic mobilization, although attitude and in particular behaviour need attention. The category of approaches that will fit best to ZGT to become a ‘moving hospital’ is education. Both scenarios of the focus group sessions include education and expansion of the currently used card system. Conclusion: ZGT is ready to move towards a ‘moving hospital’. In order to meet the points of attention, ZGT needs to primarily focus on education of patients and their relatives.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
ZiekenhuisGroep Twente, Almelo, The Netherlands
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:44 medicine
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
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