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Regaining Versus Not Regaining Function Following Hip Fracture—A Descriptive Study

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Physio- and Occupational Therapy Department, North Denmark Regional Hospital, DK-9800 Hjørring, Denmark
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Center for Clinical Research, North Denmark Regional Hospital, DK-9800 Hjørring, Denmark
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Geriatrics 2019, 4(1), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/geriatrics4010021
Received: 1 January 2019 / Revised: 7 February 2019 / Accepted: 8 February 2019 / Published: 14 February 2019
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to study the prevalence of patients who did not regain pre-fracture basic mobility status (PF-BMS) at a task-specific level at discharge with 6-month follow-up. Furthermore, the objective was to make a comparative description between patients who did and did not regain PF-BMS measured with the Cumulated Ambulation Score (CAS). A cross-sectional study with follow-up at discharge and 6 months was performed from June 2015 to November 2017. Inclusion criteria: all patients ≥65 years admitted with first-time hip fracture. In all, 235 patients were included in the analyses at discharge (76% female, median age 85 (83–87)) and 59 patients at 6 months (48% female, median age 82 (75–88)). At discharge, getting in/out of bed had the highest prevalence of non-regained ability. At 6 months this was the case for getting in/out of bed and walking. At discharge, significant between-group differences were found regarding age, pre-fracture function (PFF), dementia, pre-fracture residence (PFR), comorbidity, and length of stay (LOS). At follow-up, significant differences in PFF, PFR, discharge destination (DD) and residence at 3 months after discharge (RES-3) were found. Getting in/out of bed was the most difficult task to regain both during admission and long term. View Full-Text
Keywords: rehabilitation; elderly; basic mobility; cumulated ambulation score; hip fracture; physiotherapy rehabilitation; elderly; basic mobility; cumulated ambulation score; hip fracture; physiotherapy
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Hansen, C.; Melgaard, D. Regaining Versus Not Regaining Function Following Hip Fracture—A Descriptive Study. Geriatrics 2019, 4, 21.

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