Improving movement behaviour during hospitalisation

Can it be improved with a multidimensional approach?

After a year of implementing a multidimensional approach for improving movement behaviour among hospitalised patients, the time spent lying in bed decreased from 60.1 percent to 52.2 percent, while the time spent sitting increased from 31.6 percent to 38.3 percent.

The only other outcome measure showing significant differences was the percentage of patients discharged to a rehabilitation facility rather than directly to their home, which decreased from 6 (4.4%) to 1 (0.7%).

These results show that a multidimensional approach was successful in reducing the time in bed and led to more patients avoiding the need for further rehabilitation.


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