Validation of use of wireless monitors to measure levels of mobility during hospitalization.

@article{Brown2008ValidationOU,
  title={Validation of use of wireless monitors to measure levels of mobility during hospitalization.},
  author={C. J. Brown and David Roth and Richard Mark Allman},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={551-8}
}
Accurate methods of measuring levels of mobility during hospitalization are lacking. We validated the use of wireless monitors to measure three levels of mobility during hospitalization: (1) lying, (2) sitting, and (3) standing or walking. Hospitalized medical patients 65 years or older who did not have delirium or dementia and could walk in the 2 weeks before admission were eligible. Wireless monitors, which recorded average position every 20 seconds, were attached to the thigh and ankle of… CONTINUE READING