Functional recovery after hip fracture: six months' follow-up of patients in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program.

@article{Dai2002FunctionalRA,
  title={Functional recovery after hip fracture: six months' follow-up of patients in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program.},
  author={Yu-Tzu Dai and Guey-Shiun Huang and Rong-Sen Yang and Jau-Yih Tsauo and Li-Hwa Yang},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2002},
  volume={101 12},
  pages={846-53}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hip fracture is a major source of disability among the elderly. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of an in-hospital multidisciplinary rehabilitation program (MRP) on basic activities of daily living (BADL) and mobility 6 months after hospital discharge in patients with hip fractures. METHODS A before and after quasi-experimental design was used. Subjects were recruited in a large teaching hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. The first 44 consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING