Journal article

Tasks and responsibilities in physical activity promotion of older patients during hospitalization: A nurse perspective

Kira Scheerman, Joram Mesters, Jay Borger, Carel Meskers, Andrea Maier

Published : 2018


Abstract Objective To investigate how nurses perceive tasks and responsibilities in promoting physical activity during hospitalization of older patients and which factors are of influence. Design Observational cohort study Setting and participants One hundred and eight nurse students, nurses and nurse supervisors employed by an academic Dutch teaching hospital participated in a questionnaire survey and 51 nurses took part in a subsequent in-depth interview. Measures Data were collected on tasks and responsibilities in physical activity promotion and their influencing factors as perceived by nurses. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data from the questionnaire survey and a deduc..

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