The Perceptions of Older Patients and their Family or Caregivers Towards Physical Activity and Exercise on a Specialist Geriatric Ward: A Qualitative Study

Bláthnaid Mealy
IntroductionFunctional decline or deconditioning is considered the main complication of hospitalisation for older people, often resulting in adverse outcomes. Low levels of activity and mobility accelerate this decline, yet despite this, evidence demonstrates how activity levels of hospitalised older adults remains very low. Family or caregiver involvement may have a positive impact on patient physical activity during a hospital admission. Given the aging population and the likelihood of the problem of hospital associated deconditioning escalating,...
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