Physical function (PF) is a strong predictor for length of stay, complications, readmission, and mortality among patients across different diagnoses. Still, systematic assessment of PF in hospitalised patients is not common, and if, only among the oldest. In this review, we suggest implementation of an easily applicable and validated test battery using the Cumulated Ambulation Score for basic mobility, Handgrip strength for general muscle strength, and the 30s Chair Stand Test for combined function and muscle strength for early identification and treatment of reduced PF in adult patients across diagnoses.

Bidragets oversatte titelSystematic assessment of physical function in adult patients across diagnoses
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer43
StatusUdgivet - 24 okt. 2022


  • Female
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Insulin Resistance/physiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/diagnosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome/diagnosis
  • Obesity/complications


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