fbpx

Group physiotherapy programme experiences in older adults

How do they perceive group physiotherapy at a rehabilitation hospital?

Group exercise therapy is often promoted by physiotherapists, especially for older people. Training together appears to be a good way to stimulate patients, while at the same time it provides in social dimension of health. Moreover, it is cost-efficient for therapists and for the health system as a whole.

As part of the patient-centered care approach – a keystone in rehabilitation of older people – it seems essential to be aware of the patient's experience of group physiotherapy.

The aim of the present study was to explore the experiences of older hospitalised patients of group physiotherapy exercises. This allows the collecting of elements that may help in designing programmes in the future. Simultaneously it improves participation, satisfaction and clinical benefits in this population. The results highlighted feelings of satisfaction, enjoyment and gratitude, increased motivation, shared experience and social benefits.

 
 

Curious about the rest of the article?

Sign up as a member of the Anatomy & Physiotherapy Society. 
Check out the benefits of a membership and give it a try today! 
Or have a look at our monthly featured article (free) on our homepage.

Already a member? Login below

Signup for our weekly or monthly newsletter and get notified on updates on the themes you're interested in:

Please enable the javascript to submit this form

Anatomy & Physiotherapy is a joint venture
between SoPhy & Sharing Science

Summaries on Physiotherapy B.V.
Berkenweg 7
Postbus 1161
3800 BD Amersfoort
The Netherlands

Chamber of commerce: 74973738
Bank: NL72ABNA0849809959
V.A.T. number: NL860093530B01
____________

Sharing Science
Rijksweg Zuid 99
6134 AA Sittard
The Netherlands
Chamber of Commerce: 58306862 
A&P IS A BRAND OF NPi