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Table 3 Mobilisation results for the Australian and Scottish cohorts

From: Early mobilisation in intensive care units in Australia and Scotland: a prospective, observational cohort study examining mobilisation practises and barriers

  Australia Scotland p value
Percentage of patients who mobilised 60.2 % (209/347) 40.1 % (68/167) <0.001a
Number of activities (total) 870 446  
Number of activities per patient mobilised per ICU day 1.0 (0.4–1.8) 0.7 (0.3–3.0) 0.882
Number of episodes (total) 484 263  
Number of episodes per patient mobilised per ICU day 0.6 (0.3–1.0) 0.4 (0.2–1.3) 0.322
Percentage of patients who weight bear 47.0 % 29.3 % <0.001a
Minutes per episode 105 (14–191) 157 (103–239) <0.001a
Percentage of activities carried out on MV 12.9 35.9 <0.001a
Percentage of activities carried out with ETT 3.4 2.2 0.228
Percentage of episodes on MV 16.3 41.1 <0.001a
Percentage of episodes with ETT 2.1 2.7 .602
Day first mobilised (median) 2 (1–4) 3.5 (1–9) <0.033a
  1. Abbreviations: ETT endotracheal tube, ICU intensive care unit, MV mechanical ventilation
  2. aStatistically significant