OPTIMISING REHABILITATION OUTCOMES IN FRAIL OLDER ADULTS. MOBILITY IN OLDER PEOPLE
Grant number: 1042680 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015
Little evidence supports interventions to improve mobility outcomes in frail older adults hospitalised for movement rehabilitation. This large randomised controlled trial investigates whether increasing the amount of physical activity during inpatient rehabilitation improves mobility and is cost effective. Frail older Australians are very high users of health services. This study will provide evidence for intensive physical therapy that is easily delivered, with significant benefits to older adults and the aged care health system.
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Evaluating the effects of increasing physical activity to optimize rehabilitation outcomes in hospitalized older adults (MOVE Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
CM Said, ME Morris, JL McGinley, C Szoeke, B Workman, D Liew, K Hill, M Woodward, JE Wittwer, L Churilov, C Ventura, J Bernhardt
Background: Older adults who have received inpatient rehabilitation often have significant mobility disability at discharge. Physi..