ISSN 0976-4550  
DOI: 10.21276/Ijabpt  
 
 
 
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EVALUATION OF MEDICAL BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BEDS IN DISABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH DISEASES, MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND BIRTH DEFECTS IN A RANDOMIZED STUDY IN KUWAIT. Page No 19 to 27, Volume-9, Issue-3, July-Sept-June-2018

Lincy Jacoba and Gopal Krishnaswami

Objective: To analyze the medical advantages of using Electric Hospital Bed in disabilities caused due to different diseases, medical conditions or genetic defects. Subjects and Methods:A total of 130 patients who were using Electric Hospital Bed were included in the study group. All the patients had disability due to their diseased conditions, or birth defects. The study comprised of 17 category of groups.

Results: The mean value and standard deviation of the number of patients in 17 study groups were found to be (22.235 ± 31.346) (p < 0.0001) while the mean and standard deviation of the age was found to be (67.18 ± 20.36) and the difference in the age were found to be significant (p < 0.0001). The correlation of Disability Vs Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) (r = 0.5673) was found to be positively significant. While the correlation of Disability Vs birth defects (r = - 0.3475). The correlation of Disability Vs Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) (r = - 0.5635), the correlation of Disability Vs Osteoporosis (r = - 0.5923) were found to be negatively significant. Conclusion:Raising the foot of the home care bed takes pressure off of the lower back, easing aching back pain in Cerebral Palsy (CP) and inclined position helps in control of Acid Reflux in CP. Fowler’s position helps in improve in breathing by increasing maximum lung expansion. In diabetic patients the use of Electric Hospital bed increases the blood circulation. Electric Bed provides wide range of positions for immobile patients.

Key words: birth defects, cerebral palsy, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, spinal cord injury

Significance of the Study: To study the medical advantages of using electric hospital bed in different medical conditions like respiratory disease, heart diseases, arthritis, birth defects, spinal cord injury, diabetes, Renal diseases, and establish its importance in decreasing chronic pain, increasing oxygenation, reducing edema, improving poor circulation,  sleep apnea, acid reflux and prevention of bed sores.

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