Effects of Activity Program in Prevention of Functional Decline Among Hospitalized Elderly: A Pilot Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335285
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of Activity Program in Prevention of Functional Decline Among Hospitalized Elderly: A Pilot Study
Author(s):
Yeh, Chun-Yin; Hung, Kai-Wen; Chen, Ching-Huey
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Chun-Yin Yeh, BS, annayayadunk@gmail.com; Kai-Wen Hung, MS; ChingHuey Chen, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: This pilot study was aimed to explore the effect of intervention to prevent functional decline in hospitalized elderly. Methods: A total of 15 elderly who were enrolled and randomized allocated into the control group (n=7) and the experimental group (n=8). Admitted in one of the medical center at southern Taiwan. Patients in the experimental group were intervened by accumulated 10~60 minutes walking daily from admission to one month after discharge. The walking plan was designed according to individual physical tolerance and personal preference. The outcome measures included activities of daily function measured by Modified Barthel index, hand grip strength, time up and go test, quality of life, discharge destination, hospital length of stay, 28-day readmission rate. Results: The improvement in Modified Barthel index at one month after discharge was greater than 2 weeks before admittance in experimental group. The hand grip strength at discharge was greater in experimental group than in control group. The improvement in respect to time up and go test in experimental group was better than in control group (-4 8.0second vs -1.3 second). Conclusion: In conclusion, the walking intervention is shown to be feasible and effective in preventing functional decline in elderly. We suggested that the walking intervention may implant into in clinical nursing care in the future.
Keywords:
walking intervention; elderly patient; functional decline
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST293
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEffects of Activity Program in Prevention of Functional Decline Among Hospitalized Elderly: A Pilot Studyen
dc.contributor.authorYeh, Chun-Yinen
dc.contributor.authorHung, Kai-Wenen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Ching-Hueyen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsChun-Yin Yeh, BS, annayayadunk@gmail.com; Kai-Wen Hung, MS; ChingHuey Chen, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335285-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: This pilot study was aimed to explore the effect of intervention to prevent functional decline in hospitalized elderly. Methods: A total of 15 elderly who were enrolled and randomized allocated into the control group (n=7) and the experimental group (n=8). Admitted in one of the medical center at southern Taiwan. Patients in the experimental group were intervened by accumulated 10~60 minutes walking daily from admission to one month after discharge. The walking plan was designed according to individual physical tolerance and personal preference. The outcome measures included activities of daily function measured by Modified Barthel index, hand grip strength, time up and go test, quality of life, discharge destination, hospital length of stay, 28-day readmission rate. Results: The improvement in Modified Barthel index at one month after discharge was greater than 2 weeks before admittance in experimental group. The hand grip strength at discharge was greater in experimental group than in control group. The improvement in respect to time up and go test in experimental group was better than in control group (-4 8.0second vs -1.3 second). Conclusion: In conclusion, the walking intervention is shown to be feasible and effective in preventing functional decline in elderly. We suggested that the walking intervention may implant into in clinical nursing care in the future.en
dc.subjectwalking interventionen
dc.subjectelderly patienten
dc.subjectfunctional declineen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:48:50Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:48:50Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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