Implementation of functional assessment scales in geriatric practice: A feasibility study

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Abstract

Aim: A study was undertaken to evaluate the feasibility of functional assessment scales regarding completion rate and ability to document functional changes in geriatric rehabilitation patients. Methods: Five functional assessment scales were implemented, and used on admission and discharge as part of standard care. Results: Of 2,812 patients, 90 patients (3.2%) had no scales administered, 2,330 patients (82.9%) had between one and six scales administered and 392 (13.9%) had a complete data set ( seven scales). The percentage of inpatients who were independent or almost independent in basic ADL functions improved from 30% to 60% during hospitalization; 53% had cognitive impairment, while 19% expressed depressive thoughts or depression on admission. Conclusion: Functional assessment scales were feasible in the clinical routine, gave important information on patients' functional status at baseline, and showed that patients improved their physical function considerably during hospitalization. Interdisciplinary teamwork and management affect the success of the implementation of assessment scales.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Ingrid Poulsen
  • B Hesselbo
  • I Pietersen
  • M Schroll
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)292-299
TidskriftScandinavian Journal of Public Health
Volym33
Utgåva nummer4
StatusPublished - 2005
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa