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High intensity functional exercise in hospitalized elderly

What is the effect on clinical outcomes?

Many hospitalized older adults receive physiotherapy to optimise their mobility and physical functioning. Due to the aging population, the efficiency and effectiveness of physiotherapy is of increasing importance. This study sought to determine if group-based high-intensity functional exercise (HIFE) could improve the efficiency of physical therapy and the effect on clinical outcomes more than individual physical therapy alone in hospitalized older adults.

In conclusion, the use of group-based high-intensity functional exercise in hospitalized older adults may be feasible based on the outcomes of this study. Group-based HIFE yielded similar clinical outcomes as individual physiotherapy and improved therapist efficiency.

> From: Raymond et al., Age Ageing 46 (2017-11-05 21:40:14) 208-214 . All rights reserved to The Author(s). Click here for the online summary.

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