The impact of hip fracture (HF) on the functional status (FS) of older persons in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: results of a prospective cohort study.


There is no prospective study investigating the impact of hip fracture (HF) on functional status (FS) in Brazil. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of a HF on the FS of older persons 1 year after the fracture and the factors associated with decline in FS 1 year after the fracture. Two hundred and forty-six patients who were admitted… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2009.08.007


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