Optimising Rehabilitation Outcomes In Frail Older Adults. Mobility In Older People

Grant number: 1042680 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

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.