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BACKGROUND The aim of this project was primarily to assess the feasibility of individual exercise programs for older hospitalised patients at risk of functional decline, and secondarily to evaluate impact on discharge outcomes. METHODS DESIGN Cohort service improvement project. SETTING 500 bed acute metropolitan hospital. SUBJECTS Patients aged 70(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the unidimensionality of the Elderly Mobility Scale (EMS) in an older acute medical population. STUDY DESIGN EMS data were collected within 48 hours of hospital admission and discharge, respectively, from consecutive older acute medical patients. Rasch and factor analysis of EMS data were conducted. SETTING Acute tertiary(More)
PURPOSE To compare the clinimetric properties of the de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI®) and the Elderly Mobility Scale (EMS). METHOD A head-to-head comparison of the EMS and DEMMI® with 120 consecutive older acute medical patients. The DEMMI® and EMS were administered within 48 h of hospital admission and discharge. RESULTS At admission, 6% and 15% of(More)
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