A rehabilitation-based multidisciplinary care model reduces hip fracture mortality in older adults

Chun Feng Huang*, Po Jung Pan, Yi Hung Chiang, Shung Haur Yang

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Abstract

Purpose: In older adults, the one-year mortality rate after experiencing a hip fracture ranges between 8% and 36%. The purpose of this study was to look at the efficacy of rehabilitation-based multidisciplinary care for older individuals who had hip fractures. Patients and Methods: The study included 185 people (aged 65 and over) with a history of hip fracture surgery between February 2014 and March 2017. A survey was conducted one month and six months following the operation to assess the recovery of 93 individuals who were part of a rehabilitation-based multidisciplinary care program and 92 patients who were getting standard therapy with surgery and unsupervised physical therapy. Results: Physical activity, gait, balance evaluation, and depression scale ratings all had statistical significance (P < 0.05) after participants received rehabilitation-based care services from multidisciplinary medical professionals. Furthermore, the refracture and one-year mortality rates in this rehabilitation-based multidisciplinary care model were lower than in the groups getting standard therapy. Conclusion: The research indicates the efficacy of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation strategy provided by a collaborative medical team to older individuals with hip fractures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2741-2747
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Volume14
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Hip fracture
  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rehabilitation

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