The Effects of Active Warming on Core Body Temperature and Thermal Comfort in Patients After Transurethral Resection of the Prostate: A Randomized Clinical Trial.


Yılmaz H., Khorshid L.

Clinical nursing research, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/10547738221090593
  • Journal Name: Clinical nursing research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Keywords: body temperature, thermal comfort, nursing care, postoperative care, PERIOPERATIVE HYPOTHERMIA, INTRAVENOUS FLUIDS, BLOOD-LOSS, SURGERY, NORMOTHERMIA, INCREASES, INFUSION, IMPACT
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Prevention and treatment of hypothermia by active warming in perioperative period care is recommended but scientific evidence of its effectiveness in a clinical setting is scarce. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of warmed intravenous fluids (WIVF) on the core body temperature and the patients' thermal comfort. Baseline data of 105 male patients undergoing TUR-P surgery and bladder irrigation were analyzed. The experimental group was warmed using active WIVF, and the control group's routine care was conducted using a cotton blanket. Body temperature was higher in patients in the experimental group than those in the control group. Repeated measures Manova revealed significantly different core temperature changes between groups (F = 34.446, p = .001). The thermal comfort scores were also higher in the experimental group than in the control group (x(2) = 203.552, p = .001). The findings indicated that WIVF can enhance body temperature and improve the thermal comfort of patients.