Journal article

Maximum Tolerated Dose of Walking for Community-Dwelling People Recovering From Hip Fracture: A Dose-Response Trial

Casey Peiris, Nora Shields, Michael Kingsley, Jack Yeung, Raphael Hau, Nicholas Taylor

ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine how much moderate-intensity physical activity, in the form of walking, could be prescribed for people living in the community after hip fracture in terms of safety, tolerability, and feasibility. DESIGN: Phase I dose-response design. SETTING: Public community rehabilitation centers. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling adults (N=21; 16 women; mean age, 75±9y) who were cognitively alert, attending community rehabilitation after hip fracture (mean days postfracture, 110±47d), able to walk with or without a gait aid, and for whom it was safe to participate in physical activity. INTERVENTIONS: Individually supervised doses of moderate-intensity walking completed in 1 week in ..

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