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BACKGROUND UK care home residents are often poorly served by existing healthcare arrangements. Published descriptions of residents' health status have been limited by lack of detail and use of data derived from surveys drawn from social, rather than health, care records. AIM to describe in detail the health status and healthcare resource use of UK care(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate two approaches to treating patients with persistent dressing problems and cognitive difficulties following stroke. DESIGN Pilot randomized controlled trial. SETTING Inpatient stroke rehabilitation service. SUBJECTS Seventy consecutive stroke patients with persistent dressing problems and accompanying cognitive difficulties at(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a rigorous feasibility study for a future definitive parallel-group randomised controlled trial (RCT) and economic evaluation of an enhanced rehabilitation package for hip fracture. SETTING Recruitment from 3 acute hospitals in North Wales. Intervention delivery in the community. PARTICIPANTS Older adults (aged ≥65) who received(More)
BACKGROUND Proximal femoral fracture is a common, major health problem in old age resulting in loss of functional independence and a high-cost burden on society, with estimated health and social care costs of £2.3 billion per year in the UK. Rehabilitation has the potential to maximise functional recovery and maintain independent living, but evidence of(More)
BACKGROUND Community participation is often restricted after stroke, due to reduced confidence and outdoor mobility. Australian clinical guidelines recommend that specific evidence-based interventions be delivered to target these restrictions, such as multiple escorted outdoor journeys. The aim of this study was to describe post-inpatient outdoor mobility(More)
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