Journal article

Longitudinal changes in physical activity levels and fear of falling after hip fracture

Chang-Yin Tu, Nora Shields, Stephen D Gill, Mark Tacey, Christopher Lindner, Keith D Hill

Physiotherapy Research International | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Due to global ageing, more people will suffer from hip fracture in the future, and many will be left with permanent physical impairments. The care burden for people post hip fracture is high. The aim of this study is to measure longitudinal changes in physical activity levels and fear of falling in people after hip fracture who return home after inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS: Longitudinal observational study. Participants were recruited from three rehabilitation centres in Victoria, Australia. Self-reported fear of falling (Short Falls Efficacy Scale - International) and physical activity levels (Human Activity Profile - Adjusted Activity Score and Frenchay Activi..

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