Journal article

Additional structured physical activity does not improve walking in older people (> 60 years) undergoing inpatient rehabilitation: a randomised trial

Catherine M Said, Meg E Morris, Jennifer L McGinley, Cassandra Szoeke, Barbara Workman, Danny Liew, Keith D Hill, Michael Woodward, Joanne E Wittwer, Leonid Churilov, Mary Danoudis, Julie Bernhardt

JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY | AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOC | Published : 2018

Abstract

QUESTIONS: Among older people receiving inpatient rehabilitation, does additional supervised physical activity lead to faster self-selected gait speed at discharge? Does additional supervised physical activity lead to better mobility, function and quality of life at discharge and 6 months following discharge? DESIGN: Multi-centre, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial with concealed allocation, assessor blinding, and intention-to-treat analysis. PARTICIPANTS: Older people (age>60years) from two Australian hospitals undergoing rehabilitation to improve mobility. INTERVENTION: Participants received multidisciplinary care, including physiotherapy. During hospital rehabilitation, the exper..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant (App1042680). The funding body had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis or interpretation or manuscript preparation.