Walking Recovery after a Hip Fracture: A Prospective Follow-Up Study among Community-Dwelling over 60-Year Old Men and Women

@inproceedings{Salpakoski2014WalkingRA,
  title={Walking Recovery after a Hip Fracture: A Prospective Follow-Up Study among Community-Dwelling over 60-Year Old Men and Women},
  author={Anu Salpakoski and Timo T{\"o}rm{\"a}kangas and Johanna Edgren and Sanna E Sihvonen and Mika M Pekkonen and Ari Heinonen and Maija Pesola and Mauri Kallinen and Taina Rantanen and Sarianna Sipil{\"a}},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2014}
}
PURPOSE Recovery of walking outdoors after hip fracture is important for equal participation in the community. The causes of poor recovery are not fully understood. This study investigates recovery of walking outdoors and associated determinants after hip fracture. METHODS A prospective follow-up study, among clinical sample of 81 community-dwelling hip fracture patients over 60 years. Perceived difficulty in walking outdoors and 500 meters was assessed before fracture, at discharge to home… CONTINUE READING
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