A randomized controlled trial of exercise to improve outcomes of acute hospitalization in older adults.

@article{Siebens2000ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of exercise to improve outcomes of acute hospitalization in older adults.},
  author={Hilary C. Siebens and Howard Aronow and D. Frances Edwards and Ziba Ghasemi},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={1545-52}
}
OBJECTIVE Older adults hospitalized for nondisabling diagnoses can lose functional ability. Lack of exercise or physical activity during the acute illness and recovery may be contributory. This study evaluated whether increased exercise in hospital and afterward would shorten length of stay and improve physical function at 1 month. DESIGN A randomized controlled trial. SETTING A 700-bed community-based hospital with academic and teaching programs. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred patients (mean… CONTINUE READING