Journal article

Evaluating Physical Functioning in Survivors of Critical Illness: Development of a New Continuum Measure for Acute Care*

Selina M Parry, Laura D Knight, Claire E Baldwin, Diana Sani, Geetha Kayambu, Vinicius Maldaner Da Silva, Pimsiri Phongpagdi, Sandy Clarke, Zudin Puthucheary, Peter Morris, Linda Denehy, Catherine L Granger

Critical Care Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of physical functioning is central to patient recovery from critical illness-it may enable the ability to determine recovery trajectories, evaluate rehabilitation efficacy, and predict individuals at highest risk of ongoing disability. The Physical Function in ICU Test-scored is one of four recommended physical functioning tools for use within the ICU; however, its utility outside the ICU is poorly understood. The De Morton Mobility Index is a common geriatric mobility tool, which has had limited evaluation in the ICU population. For the field to be able to track physical functioning recovery, we need a measurement tool that can be used in the ICU and post-ICU setting ..

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