Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Phyllis Meyer Gaspar


The purpose of this study was to determine the predictability of the BWAPT among patients in a midwestern tertiary care center. This study was a replication of a study conducted by Burns et al. (1992) at the University of Virginia. The following research 6 questions were addressed: 1. To what extent does the Burn's Wean Assessment Program Tool predict a patient's ability to be successfully [sic] weaned from mechanical ventilation? 2. What is/are the predominant factor(s) that influence a patient's total BWAPT score? 3. What variables of the BWAPT differentiate successful weaning from unsuccessful weaning?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Artificial respiration
Respiratory therapy -- Evaluation




South Dakota State University



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