Principles of rehabilitation of older people

Stott J., D. and Quinn, T. J. (2017) Principles of rehabilitation of older people. Medicine, 45(1), pp. 1-5. (doi: 10.1016/j.mpmed.2016.10.002)

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Abstract

Rehabilitation of older adults involves an active process, delivered through a coordinated multidisciplinary team approach, that aims to improve function and enable subjects to live their lives to the fullest potential. Frail, older adults are particularly vulnerable to functional decline as a result of illness, and rehabilitation is an essential part of medical care for this population. The science of rehabilitation has developed considerably following the seminal work of pioneers such as Marjory Warren. Meta-analysis of the published rehabilitation research confirms the benefits of comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment and rehabilitation for frail or dependent older adults; when delivered in hospital, it improves physical function and reduces mortality, whereas in community settings it reduces the risk of care-home or hospital admission.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Quinn, Dr Terry and Stott J, Professor David
Authors: Stott J., D., and Quinn, T. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Medicine
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1357-3039
ISSN (Online):1878-9390
Published Online:18 November 2016

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