• Physical Performance Impairments and Limitations Among Hospitalized Frail Older Adults

    29 days ago - By LWW

    Background and purpose:
    Early rehabilitation is important for frail older adults due to reduced reserve capacity and physical fitness. To facilitate individualized rehabilitation programs, we need tools to make it possible to assess physical fitness in relation to frailty, instead of chronological age. The purpose of this study was, in a Swedish context, to describe measures of physical fitness in hospitalized frail older adults in relation to their degree of frailty.
    Methods:
    This was a cross-sectional study. A total of 408 frail older adults, mean age 86.6 years , in need of emergency...
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