What is Bed rest?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Bed rest is a intervention that involves a period of recumbence in bed. Bedrest may be needed for a variety of reasons including recovery from a medical illness or surgery; in late stages of pregnacy; to provide respite in the presence of fatigue, pain or other distressing symptoms.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 12 2
Muscle spasms 9 4
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 6 2
Back pain 2 0
Arthritis pain 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bed rest

Side effect Patients
Atrophy of muscles 1
Fatigue 1
Muscle stiffness 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Bed rest

Dosage Patients
2 hr daily 2
24 hr daily 1
3hours as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Bed rest

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Doctor's advice 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped using Bed rest

Duration

Currently using Bed rest

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Bed rest

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3
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