publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Higher physiotherapy frequency is associated with shorter length of stay and greater functional recovery in hospitalized frail older adults: a retrospective observational study

Hartley, Peter; Adamson, J; Cunningham, C; Embleton, G; Romero-Ortuno, Roman;
English
  • Published: 05 Apr 2016
  • Publisher: The Journal of Frailty and Aging (JFA)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Extra physiotherapy has been associated with better outcomes in hospitalized patients, but this remains an under-researched area in geriatric medicine wards. We retrospectively studied the association between average physiotherapy frequency and outcomes in hospitalized geriatric patients. High frequency physiotherapy (HFP) was defined as ≥0.5 contacts/day. Of 358 eligible patients, 131 (36.6%) received low, and 227 (63.4%) HFP. Functional improvement (discharge versus admission) in the modified Rankin scale was greater in the HFP group (1.1 versus 0.7 points, P<0.001). The mean length of stay (LOS) of the HFP group was 6 days shorter (7 versus 13 days, P<0.001)....
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free text keywords: Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Comorbidity, Dementia, Female, Geriatric Assessment, Hospitalization, Humans, Length of Stay, Male, Patient Discharge, Patient Outcome Assessment, Physical Therapy Modalities, Recovery of Function, Retrospective Studies, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, United Kingdom, Frail elderly, physiotherapy, observational study, outcomes assessment, england
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Higher physiotherapy frequency is associated with shorter length of stay and greater functional recovery in hospitalized frail older adults: a retrospective observational study

Hartley, Peter; Adamson, J; Cunningham, C; Embleton, G; Romero-Ortuno, Roman;