Fear of falling in older patients after hip fracture

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Fear of falling in older patients after hip fracture

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Fear of falling in older patients after hip fracture
Author: Visschedijk, Johannes Hermanus Maria (Jan)
Publisher: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Leiden University
Issue Date: 2016-03-31
Keywords: Fear of falling
Skilling nursing facility
Hip fractures
Falls efficacy
Rehabilitation
Falls Efficacy Scale-International
Abstract: FoF is possibly one of the most important factors in patients after hip fracture, with a substantial impact on the final results of the rehabilitation process. Moreover, patients with hip fracture who rehabilitate in a SNF with high rates of comorbidity and complications, may have even worse outcomes as a result of FoF. Unfortunately, the role of FoF in the rehabilitation of these older persons has not yet been investigated. The overall aim of the work in this thesis is to study FoF in vulnerable older people with hip fractures who rehabilitate in a SNF. To gain more insight into FoF in older patients with hip fracture, the following research questions are addressed:. 1. What is the prevalence of FoF in older patients with a hip fracture rehabilitating in a SNF? 2. Which factors are related to FoF in older patients with a hip fracture? 3. What is the course of FoF after a hip fracture? 4. Is the FES-I a suitable instrument to measure FoF after a hip fracture? 5. Which interventions reduce FoF after hip fracture? 6. What is the prevalence and what are the consequences of FoF in other patient groups who rehabilitate in a SNF?
Description: Promotor: W.P. Achterberg, Co-Promotores: R. van Balen, M.A.A. Caljouw
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: LUMC
Citation: Visschedijk, J.H.M., 2016, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789462332423
Sponsor: Zorggroep Solis Deventer
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/38701
 

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