Namra Tanvir, Amna Batool, Amna Saeed


Background: Patients admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to serious medical conditions spend majority of their time in bed and are frequently on a ventilator. The purpose of this study was to see how Passive Range of Motions (PROMs) affected physiological variables and behavioral pain in ICU patients.

Materials & Methods: Descriptive, cross-sectional, quantitative study conducted at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital from 15th Feb 2022 to 31th March 2022, in which 80 patients admitted in adult ICU were included in the study through convenient sampling. Self-administered proforma was used to collect the demographics of study participants as well as physiological variables. Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) was used to assess the impact of pain before, during and after performing PROM. Physiological factors (BP, HR, RR, Oxygenation, and CVP) were measured at 10min, 20min, and 1 hour intervals.

Results: Patients having age range from 18 years to 57 years old recruited for the study whose mean age was (X̅=41.38 ±7.0). Overall, no significant change was observed in the mean values of Physiological factors, but reduction in behavioral pain was noticed after one hour of intervention (PROM) in 63.75% patient.

Conclusion: Passive range of motions (PROM) can be effective and efficient way to lessen the behavioral pain of ICU patients.


Passive range of motion; Physiological variables; Behavioral Pain; Mechanically Ventilation; Intensive care units.

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