Date of Defense
Dr. Mary Ann Stark
Dr. Juanita Manning-Walsh
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the perceptions of health care professionals regarding the use of right-sided positioning as a complementary therapy for postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). An anonymous questionnaire was given to specific groups of health care professionals with extensive knowledge and experience with PONV. Convenience sampling was used to collect the data and a descriptive correlational survey design was used to evaluate the perceptions of these experts regarding the use of right-sided positioning for PONV. Based on the responses of those who completed the questionnaire (N=41), right-sided positioning may be beneficial in reducing the incidence PONV, and the majority of participants believe a study examining this intervention needs to be conducted (n=28, 68%).
Miller, Jeff, "Healthcare Professionals Perceptions of Right-Sided Positioning as a Complementary Therapy for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV)" (2003). Honors Theses. 1122.
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