• Manutsawee Kanom Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • Mayulee Somrarnyart Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • Chomponut Srirat Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University


knowledge, attitude, practice, early mobilization, critically ill patient


               This descriptive study aimed to explore the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices of nurses regarding early mobilization of critically ill patients and the relationship between the receiving of mobilization training for nurses with the working experiences of ICU nurses about the early mobilization of critically ill patients. The samples were 125 registered nurses who had been working at the critical care or intensive care unit from both medical and surgical departments of Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital and Lampang Hospital. The samples were selected according to the eligibility criteria which were having at least 3 months of working experiences in the ICU and willing to participate in this research. Data collection was conducted using a demographic data form and the Patient Mobilization Attitudes and Beliefs Survey for the Intensive Care Unit (PMABS-ICU). This research instrument was translated into the Thai language by the researcher and verified using back-translation. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient was .88. After collecting data, the researcher received 121copied back, equivalent to 96.80 % response rate. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the relationship between factors was analyzed using the Point Biserial Correlation Coefficient and the Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient.

               The results were found as follows: 1) the mean of nurses’ knowledge regarding early mobilization of critically ill patients was at a high level (M = 14.39, SD = 2.62) out of 20 scores, equivalent to 71.95 %. On the other hand, the mean of their attitudes regarding early mobilization of critically ill patients was at a moderate level (M = 29.48, SD = 2.62) out of 45 scores, equivalent to 65.51%. Their practices regarding early mobilization of critically ill patients were also at a moderate level (M = 40.43, SD = 7.31) out of 65 scores, equivalent to 62.20%. 2) Receiving mobilization training for nurses had a positive relationship with the practice regarding early mobilization for critically ill patients (r = .26, p = .004). The working experiences of ICU nurses had no relationship with the practice.


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