Journal article

Factors Impacting Early Mobilization Following Hip Fracture: An Observational Study

Catherine M Said, Marisa Delahunt, Vera Ciavarella, Doha Al Maliki, Anne-Marie Boys, Sara Vogrin, Sue Berney

Journal Geriatric Physical Therapy | Wolters Kluwer | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hip fracture guidelines emphasize mobilization within 48 hours of surgery. The aims of this audit were to determine the proportion of patients with hip fracture who mobilize within 48 hours, identify factors associated with delayed mobilization, and identify barriers to mobilization. METHODS: Single-site prospective audit of 100 consecutive patients (age 82 ± 9 years) admitted for surgical management of hip fracture. Data collected included time to mobilization, factors that may impact mobilization (age, weight-bearing status, additional injuries, premorbid mobility status, time to surgery, dementia, delirium, and postoperative complications), and barriers to mobili..

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