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Premium Patient resilience in the fracture orthopaedic rehabilitation geriatric environment
Kohler Sabrina,
Loh Sze Ming
Publication year2017
Publication title
australasian journal on ageing
Resource typeJournals
Objective To explore the relationship between resilience and rehabilitation outcomes in older orthopaedic patients. Methods Geriatric rehabilitation patients admitted to a general metropolitan hospital following a fracture were interviewed face‐to‐face. Their resilience was assessed using the Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale ( CD ‐ RISC ), and rehabilitation outcomes were assessed according to functional independence measure ( FIM ) gain, length of stay, discharge destination and mortality rate. Results A total of 29 patient interviews were used in data analysis. Resilience scores varied from 49–92, with an average of 73, representing overall high resilience compared to general population samples. Resilience scores as measured by the CD ‐ RISC did not correlate with functional improvements during rehabilitation postfracture. Conclusion Further studies, including patients with a broader range of resilience scores, particularly at the lower end of the spectrum, are required to explore the relationship between resilience and rehabilitation outcomes in greater depth.
Subject(s)environmental health , functional independence measure , geriatric rehabilitation , gerontology , medicine , physical medicine and rehabilitation , physical therapy , physics , population , psychological resilience , psychology , psychotherapist , rehabilitation , resilience (materials science) , thermodynamics
SCImago Journal Rank0.63

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