MOBILITY DURING AND AFTER HOSPITALIZATION IN OLDER MEDICAL PATIENTS: THE STAND-CPH TRIAL

Abstract

During hospitalization, older adults spend most of their time being physically inactive or bedridden with a risk of losing independence. In addition, it seems that in older adults, episodes of bed rest are associated with a subsequent decline in physical activity creating a possible vicious circle of inactivity. Therefore, in a randomized-controlled trial in 80 older medical patients (+65 years) we evaluated whether a simple, minimally time-consuming supervised strength training program, consisting of two lower extremity exercises, initiated during hospitalization and continued at home after discharge, was superior to usual care on mobility during and after hospitalization. The intervention consisted of training daily during hospitalization and 3 times weekly at home for 4 weeks after discharge. We assessed 24-h mobility (time spent sitting/lying, standing and walking) throughout hospitalization and for three one week periods after discharge (immediately after discharge, after 4 weeks and after 6 months).
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummerigx004
TidsskriftInnovation in Aging
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Sider (fra-til)653
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DOI
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2017

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