Factors associated with the recovery of activities of daily living after hospitalization for acute medical illness: a prospective cohort study Factors associated with the recovery of activities of daily living after hospitalization for acute medical illness: a prospective cohort study

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Author(s)

    • Goto Ryohei
    • Department of Primary Care and Medical Education, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    • Watanabe Hiroki
    • Department of Medical Science and Welfare, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba: 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan
    • Maeno Tetsuhiro
    • Department of Primary Care and Medical Education, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    • Yanagi Hisako
    • Department of Medical Science and Welfare, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba: 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan

Abstract

<p> [Purpose] This study investigated the factors associated with the recovery rate of activities of daily living of elderly patients hospitalized for acute medical illness. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 238 elderly patients were enrolled in this study. The main outcome measure was the functional independence measure score which was used as an assessment of activities of daily living. The participants were divided into 2 groups based on their activities of daily living before onset: the independent group and the partially dependent group. The participants of each group were further divided into 2 subgroups based on recovery rates of activities of daily living: the high-recovery group (80%) and the low-recovery group (<80%). The factors associated with the recovery rate were examined using multivariate logistic regression analysis. [Results] The factors associated with the recovery rate were: days of inactivity and cognitive status at the start of rehabilitation for the independent group, and days of inactivity and nutritional status at the start of rehabilitation for the partially dependent group. [Conclusion] The results of this study suggest that the important factors for return to normal activities of daily living are: days of inactivity and cognitive status for the independent group; and days of inactivity and management of nutrition for the partially dependent group.</p>

Journal

  • Journal of Physical Therapy Science

    Journal of Physical Therapy Science 28(10), 2763-2768, 2016

    Society of Physical Therapy Science

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005249879
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10798949
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    0915-5287
  • Data Source
    IR  J-STAGE 
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