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Table 3 Definition of themes inferred in this review

From: Early mobilisation in mechanically ventilated patients: a systematic integrative review of definitions and activities

Theme Definition
Non-standardised definition Absence of a standard EM-MV definition in the literature.
Contextual factors Factors relating to patient’s mechanical ventilation status and ICU settings that are taken into account in EM-MV.
Negotiated process The process of negotiation taken by the key stakeholders of EM-MV (mechanically ventilated patients and staff) in order to actuate EM-MV.
Collaboration between patients and staff The partnership between mechanically ventilated patients and staff to jointly carry out EM-MV.
  1. Abbreviations: EM-MV early mobilisation in mechanically ventilated patients, ICU intensive care unit