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Shared and distinct factors underlying in-hospital mobility of older adults in israel and Denmark (97/100)

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  • Anna Zisberg
  • Efrat Shadmi
  • Ove Andersen
  • Ksenya Shulyaev
  • Janne Petersen
  • Maayan Agmon
  • Efrat Gil
  • Nurit Gur-Yaish
  • Mette Merete Pedersen
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Low in-hospital mobility is widely acknowledged as a major risk factor in acquiring hospital-associated disabilities. Various predictors of in-hospital mobility limitations have been proposed across studies, however, it is unknown whether similar risk factors are associated with in-hospital mobility across countries, given different mobility measurement methods, variations in measurement of predictors, and differences in populations studied. The study was a secondary analysis of data investigated the relationship between in-hospital mobility and a set of similar risk factors in older adults who were independently mobile prior to hospitalization in acute care settings in Israel (N=206) and Denmark (N=113). In Israel, mobility was measured via ActiGraph GT9X and in Denmark by ActivPal3 up to seven hospital days.

Higher level of community mobility prior to hospitalization and higher mobility ability status on admission were common predictors of a higher number of in-hospital steps, whereas longer length of hospital stay was significantly correlated with a lower number in both samples. Risk of malnutrition on admission was correlated with a lower number of steps, but only in the Israeli sample. Despite different measurement methods, older adults’ low in-hospital mobility has similar risk factors in Israel and Denmark: pre-hospitalization mobility and admission mobility ability.
TidsskriftResearch Square
Sider (fra-til)1-15
Antal sider15
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 28 apr. 2022

ID: 79001436