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Table 7 Reported treatment goals and activities in included studies

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

Goal Type of activities References
Progressive mobility Positioning [36, 46, 47, 50, 65,66,67,68,69, 73, 85, 104, 105]
Bed head elevation [41, 47, 65, 67, 93]
Sitting*
 Sitting in bed [25, 37, 41, 46, 54, 58, 65, 74, 76, 78, 87, 93, 103, 104]
 Sitting at the edge of bed [24,25,26, 35,36,37,38,39, 41, 44, 46, 51, 52, 55, 57,58,59, 61, 65,66,67,68, 71, 74, 76,77,78, 82, 83, 85,86,87, 93, 94, 97, 100, 101, 103, 104, 107]
 Sitting out of bed [24, 26, 35,36,37,38,39, 42, 44, 46, 49,50,51,52, 54, 58, 59, 64,65,66,67,68, 72, 75,76,77,78, 85, 87, 93, 95, 100, 103, 104]
Standing [26, 35, 36, 42,43,44,45,46,47, 50, 54, 55, 63, 65,66,67,68,69, 71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80, 82, 83, 85, 88, 93, 94, 97, 101,102,103,104]
Ambulating [24,25,26, 35, 37,38,39, 41, 42, 44, 46, 48,49,50, 54, 56, 58, 61, 64,65,66,67,68,69, 71, 72, 74,75,76,77,78,79,80, 82, 83, 85, 86, 89, 93,94,95, 100,101,102,103, 107]
Improving impairment Respiratory system
 Breathing exercises [36, 44, 47, 54, 69, 72, 79, 97, 105, 106]
Muscles and joints
 Range of motions [26, 36, 41, 49, 54, 60, 71, 73, 76, 77, 79, 85, 97, 101, 102, 104, 106]
 Limb exercises [36, 44, 47, 48, 60, 68, 75, 76, 79, 87]
 Strengthening [53, 58, 72, 73, 82, 86, 96, 98]
 Stretching [36, 46, 68, 86, 96]
 Counter-resistance [36, 42, 46, 59, 68, 72,73,74,75, 79, 89, 104]
 Weight bearing [26, 35, 41]
 Cycling [41, 42, 46, 53, 54, 58, 59, 74, 75, 83, 90,91,92, 96]
Regaining independence Transfer training [25, 26, 39, 44, 46, 53, 55, 61, 69, 73,74,75,76,77,78, 83, 89, 93,94,95, 97, 100, 107]
Marching [25, 26, 36, 53, 61, 65, 69, 74, 76,77,78, 83, 89, 94, 97, 101, 107]
Balance training [25, 26, 36, 37, 46, 53, 86, 89, 104]
Activity of daily livings [25, 26, 36, 44, 60, 86]
Rolling [26, 36, 44, 48, 65, 86, 97]
Bridging [36, 48]
Staircase exercises [74]
Sitting see* (progressive mobility)