A Pilot Investigation of the Short-Term Effects of an Interdisciplinary Intervention Program on Elderly Patients With Hip Fracture in Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155659
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Presentation
Title:
A Pilot Investigation of the Short-Term Effects of an Interdisciplinary Intervention Program on Elderly Patients With Hip Fracture in Taiwan
Abstract:
A Pilot Investigation of the Short-Term Effects of an Interdisciplinary Intervention Program on Elderly Patients With Hip Fracture in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Shyu, Yea-Ing Lotus, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Chang Gung University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Jersey Liang, PhD; Chi-Chuan Wu, MD; Juin-Yih Su, MD; Huey-Shinn Cheng, MD; Shih-Wei Chou, MD, PhD; Ching-Tzu Yang, MSN
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an interdisciplinary intervention program for elders with hip fracture in Taiwan. DESIGN: Randomized experimental design. SETTING: A 3800-bed medical center in northern Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: Elderly patients with hip fracture (N=137) were randomly assigned to an experimental (n=68) or control (n=69) group. INTERVENTION: An interdisciplinary program of geriatric consultation, continuous rehabilitation, and discharge planning. MEASUREMENTS: Both demographic and outcome variables were measured. Outcome variables included service utilization, clinical outcomes, self-care abilities, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes and depressive symptoms. RESULTS: Subjects in the experimental group significantly improved relative to the control group in the following outcomes: ratio of hip flexion one month after discharge (P=.015), recovery of previous walking ability at both one month (P=.037) and three months (P=.001) after discharge, activities of daily living at both one month (P=.01) and three months (P=.001) after discharge. At three months after discharge, the experimental group showed significant improvement in peak force of fractured limb's quadriceps (P=.04) and the following health outcomes: bodily pain (P=.03), vitality (P<.001), mental health (P=.02), physical function (P<.001), role physical (P=.006). They also had fewer depressive symptoms (P=.008) at three months after discharge. CONCLUSION: This intervention program may benefit elders with hip fractures in Taiwan by improving their clinical outcomes, self-care abilities, HRQOL, and by decreasing depressive symptoms within three months after discharge.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Pilot Investigation of the Short-Term Effects of an Interdisciplinary Intervention Program on Elderly Patients With Hip Fracture in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155659-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Pilot Investigation of the Short-Term Effects of an Interdisciplinary Intervention Program on Elderly Patients With Hip Fracture in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shyu, Yea-Ing Lotus, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang Gung University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yeaing@mail.cgu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jersey Liang, PhD; Chi-Chuan Wu, MD; Juin-Yih Su, MD; Huey-Shinn Cheng, MD; Shih-Wei Chou, MD, PhD; Ching-Tzu Yang, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an interdisciplinary intervention program for elders with hip fracture in Taiwan. DESIGN: Randomized experimental design. SETTING: A 3800-bed medical center in northern Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: Elderly patients with hip fracture (N=137) were randomly assigned to an experimental (n=68) or control (n=69) group. INTERVENTION: An interdisciplinary program of geriatric consultation, continuous rehabilitation, and discharge planning. MEASUREMENTS: Both demographic and outcome variables were measured. Outcome variables included service utilization, clinical outcomes, self-care abilities, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes and depressive symptoms. RESULTS: Subjects in the experimental group significantly improved relative to the control group in the following outcomes: ratio of hip flexion one month after discharge (P=.015), recovery of previous walking ability at both one month (P=.037) and three months (P=.001) after discharge, activities of daily living at both one month (P=.01) and three months (P=.001) after discharge. At three months after discharge, the experimental group showed significant improvement in peak force of fractured limb's quadriceps (P=.04) and the following health outcomes: bodily pain (P=.03), vitality (P&lt;.001), mental health (P=.02), physical function (P&lt;.001), role physical (P=.006). They also had fewer depressive symptoms (P=.008) at three months after discharge. CONCLUSION: This intervention program may benefit elders with hip fractures in Taiwan by improving their clinical outcomes, self-care abilities, HRQOL, and by decreasing depressive symptoms within three months after discharge.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:03:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:03:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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