Determinants of Physical Function Recovery in Elderly during Three Months Post-Hospitalization

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335511
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Determinants of Physical Function Recovery in Elderly during Three Months Post-Hospitalization
Author(s):
Chang, ChiaoWen; Chen, Ching-Huey
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
ChiaoWen Chang, BS, pipi0503@gmail.com; Ching-Huey Chen, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: For many older adults, hospitalization can lead to functional decline because of diseases or activity restriction. Previous researches found that at least 30% hospitalized older adults experienced functional decline and this even influenced about 70% elders in Taiwan. Three months post-hospitalization elders, less than 75% of them could regain their previous physical function. Experience functional decline may not only affect the quality of life but else increase the mortality rate of elders.The aim of this study was to describe functional recovery and its determinants among elderly patient three months post-hospitalization. Methods: This was a cross-sectional and correlational study, used secondary data analysis. The data originated from the research entitled “Risk Factors of Functional Decline in Hospitalized Elderly Patients” which supported by The National Science Council. Subjects recruited through convenience sampling from eight medical units at a university hospital in southern Taiwan. Subjects were patients aged ≥ 65 years without conscious disturbance and being able to communicate in Mandarin or Taiwanese. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Data of the subjects’ demographic information, diagnosis, Charlson comorbidity index, Mini-mental state examination, Katz ADL, exercise habits and associated information were retrieved. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 17.0 software was used to perform statistical analyses. Results: More then half (54.22%) elderly persistent functional impairment at 3 months post-hospitalization. Regular exercise habits (OR = 3.789, 95% confidence interval = 1.430-10.039, p = 0.007) the only independent factor associated with functional recovery. Conclusion: Regular exercise habits can be used as reference indicators predict functional recovery of the elderly after discharge. For those hospitalized elderly patient who has occurred or is prone to experience functional decline, interventions early are needed to enhanced their participation in regular exercise after discharge from hospital.
Keywords:
Functional recovery; Hospitalization elderly; Functional decline
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
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
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeterminants of Physical Function Recovery in Elderly during Three Months Post-Hospitalizationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChang, ChiaoWenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChen, Ching-Hueyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsChiaoWen Chang, BS, pipi0503@gmail.com; Ching-Huey Chen, PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335511-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: For many older adults, hospitalization can lead to functional decline because of diseases or activity restriction. Previous researches found that at least 30% hospitalized older adults experienced functional decline and this even influenced about 70% elders in Taiwan. Three months post-hospitalization elders, less than 75% of them could regain their previous physical function. Experience functional decline may not only affect the quality of life but else increase the mortality rate of elders.The aim of this study was to describe functional recovery and its determinants among elderly patient three months post-hospitalization. Methods: This was a cross-sectional and correlational study, used secondary data analysis. The data originated from the research entitled “Risk Factors of Functional Decline in Hospitalized Elderly Patients” which supported by The National Science Council. Subjects recruited through convenience sampling from eight medical units at a university hospital in southern Taiwan. Subjects were patients aged ≥ 65 years without conscious disturbance and being able to communicate in Mandarin or Taiwanese. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Data of the subjects’ demographic information, diagnosis, Charlson comorbidity index, Mini-mental state examination, Katz ADL, exercise habits and associated information were retrieved. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 17.0 software was used to perform statistical analyses. Results: More then half (54.22%) elderly persistent functional impairment at 3 months post-hospitalization. Regular exercise habits (OR = 3.789, 95% confidence interval = 1.430-10.039, p = 0.007) the only independent factor associated with functional recovery. Conclusion: Regular exercise habits can be used as reference indicators predict functional recovery of the elderly after discharge. For those hospitalized elderly patient who has occurred or is prone to experience functional decline, interventions early are needed to enhanced their participation in regular exercise after discharge from hospital.en_GB
dc.subjectFunctional recoveryen_GB
dc.subjectHospitalization elderlyen_GB
dc.subjectFunctional declineen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:54:07Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:54:07Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
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_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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