Does depression, apathy or cognitive impairment reduce the benefit of inpatient rehabilitation facilities for elderly hip fracture patients?

@article{Lenze2007DoesDA,
  title={Does depression, apathy or cognitive impairment reduce the benefit of inpatient rehabilitation facilities for elderly hip fracture patients?},
  author={Eric J. Lenze and Elizabeth R D Skidmore and Mary Amanda Dew and Meryl A. Butters and Joan Rogers and Amy E. Begley and Charles F. Reynolds and Michael C. Munin},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={141-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Depression, apathy (amotivation) and cognitive impairment are common comorbidities in hip fracture patients, which may adversely affect functional outcome of rehabilitation. We examined whether postfracture measures of mood, motivation or cognition are associated with rehabilitation outcome (defined as functional improvement) in inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), as compared to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). METHODS This prospective study examined elderly patients who… CONTINUE READING

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