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Posture, Mobility, and 30-day Hospital Readmission

Abstract Background: Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization in older adults and has the highest 30-day readmission rate of all diagnoses. An estimated 30 to 60 percent of older adults lose some degree of physical function in the course of an acute hospital stay. Few studies have addressed the role of posture and mobility in contributing to, or improving, physical function in older hospitalized adults. No study to date that we are aware of has addressed this in the older heart failure population.

Purpose: To investigate the predictive value of mobility during a hospital stay and patterns of mobility during the month following discharge on hospital readmission and 30-day changes in functional status in older heart failure patients.

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Created Date 2015
Contributor Floegel, Theresa (Author) / Buman, Matthew P (Advisor) / Hooker, Steven (Committee member) / Dickinson, Jared (Committee member) / DerAnanian, Cheryl (Committee member) / McCarthy, Marianne (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Heart Failure / Hospitalization / Mobility / Older adult / Physical activity
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 140 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Exercise and Wellness 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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