Physical function and health-related quality of life of older adults undergoing hospital rehabilitation : how strong is the association?
McPhail, Steven, Beller, Elaine, & Haines, Terry (2010) Physical function and health-related quality of life of older adults undergoing hospital rehabilitation : how strong is the association? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), pp. 2435-2437.
The purpose of this research is to report preliminary empirical evidence regarding the association between common physical performance measures and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of hospitalized older adults recovering from illness and injury. Frequently, these patients do not return to premorbid levels of independence and physical ability. Rehabilitation for this population often
focuses on improving physical functioning and mobility
with the intention of maximizing their HRQoL for discharge
and thereafter. For this reason, longitudinal use of
physical performance measures as an indicator of improvement
in physical functioning (and thus HRQoL) is common. Although this is a logical approach, there have been mixed results from previous investigations into the association between common measures of physical function and HRQoL amongst other adult patient populations.1,2 There has been no previous investigation reporting the association between HRQoL and a variety of common physical performance measures in hospitalized older adults.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||common physical performance measures , health-related quality of life , HRQoL, Rehabilitation, physical functioning and mobility, Quality of Life, Function, rehabilitation, Elderly, EQ-5D|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Deposited On:||09 Feb 2011 14:58|
|Last Modified:||19 Jan 2012 15:32|
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