Julie A Adsett

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QUESTION How often do adverse events (including adverse physiological changes) occur during physiotherapy intervention in intensive care? DESIGN A multi-centre prospective observational study. PARTICIPANTS Five tertiary level university-affiliated intensive care units. OUTCOME MEASURES All physiotherapy intervention in five intensive care units over a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The re-admission of patients to intensive care is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, loss of morale for patients and family, and increased health costs. The aim of the present study was to identify factors which place patients at a higher risk of re-admission to intensive care. METHOD A prospective study of patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Owing to a reported learning effect in patients with chronic cardiopulmonary disease, performance of at least two six-minute walk tests (6MWT) are recommended as standard practice. Patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) are typically elderly and frail and it is unknown whether current guidelines are practical in a clinical setting. AIMS The(More)
BACKGROUND The timed up and go test (TUGT) is a short-duration functional test frequently used in rehabilitation settings as a measure of balance and mobility. Reliability and validity for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) has yet to be determined. This prospective cohort study aimed to determine test-retest reliability of the TUGT in patients with(More)
AIMS The Exercise Joins Education: Combined Therapy to Improve Outcomes in Newly-discharged Heart Failure (EJECTION-HF) study will evaluate the impact of a supervised exercise training programme (ETP) on clinical outcomes in recently hospitalized heart failure patients attending a disease management programme (DMP). Methods This multisite, pragmatic(More)
OBJECTIVE Multimorbidity and associated polypharmacy are risk factors for hospital re-admission. The Targeting Hospitalization Risks in Vulnerable Elders (THRIVE) clinic is a novel multidisciplinary out-patient clinic to improve transitions of care and decrease re-admission risk for older medical patients with frequent hospital admissions. This pilot study(More)
PURPOSE Encouraging patients to continue regular activity beyond the period of formal cardiac, heart failure, or pulmonary rehabilitation is a challenge faced by all program coordinators. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a community model run by fitness instructors as long-term maintenance for patients exiting a disease-specific(More)
Upon heat exposure, the thermoregulatory system evokes reflex increases in sweating and skin blood flow responses to facilitate heat dissipation and maintain heat balance to prevent the continuing rise in core temperature. These heat dissipating responses are mediated primarily by autonomic and cardiovascular adjustments; which, if attenuated, may(More)
BACKGROUND Providing flexible models and a variety of exercise options are fundamental to supporting long-term exercise participation for patients with heart failure (HF). The aim of this pilot study was to determine the feasibility and efficacy of aquatic exercise training during a maintenance phase for a clinical heart failure population. METHODS In(More)