Document Type : Original Article
Sina Trauma and Surgical Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Health in Emergency and Disaster Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Background: Trauma is one of the major non-communicable diseases threatening public health. Trauma injuries are the leading cause of disability and mortality globally. This study aimed to explore and understand the challenges of early rehabilitation care in multiple trauma patients using a qualitative research method.
Methods: This study was conducted via the qualitative research approach using qualitative content analysis. The participants interviewed were seven nurses, two doctors, three physiotherapists, and two occupational therapists in inpatient wards and outpatient setting. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with a purposive sampling continued until data saturation.
Results: Overall, 800 codes were extracted from depth description of the participant opinions. Two main themes namely the lack of holistic care and support structure were extracted for analysis, and constant comparison.
Conclusion: The results showed that comprehensive and rehabilitation-based care was essential to achieve important goals in this group of patients. Understanding the challenges of early rehabilitation care in multiple trauma patients may help health policymakers solve these problems and improve the general health of this group.