Social support, depression, and recovery of walking ability following hip fracture surgery.

@article{Mutran1995SocialSD,
  title={Social support, depression, and recovery of walking ability following hip fracture surgery.},
  author={Elizabeth J. Mutran and Donald C. Reitzes and Jana Mossey and Mar{\'i}a Elena Rodr{\'i}guez Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={1995},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={S354-61}
}
The importance of social support and depression to recovery from illness is examined with reference to hip fracture. Subjects were community-dwelling, ambulatory White females 59 years of age and over who were recovering from hip fracture surgery. The respondents were interviewed at baseline and clinically interviewed 2 and 6 months postsurgery. Inadequacy of social support and depression resulted in less improvement in walking ability at 2 months. By 6 months, the flow of casual influence was… CONTINUE READING

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