Identifi cation of factors related to functional decline of korean older adults after hip fracture surgery: A cross-sectional study

Youngji Ko, Juhee Lee, Shin Yoon Kim, Seung Hoon Baek

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Reducing functional decline is an essential treatment goal in older adults after hip fracture surgery. The current study examined diff erent eff ects of functional decline–related factors according to activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental ADL (IADL) in older adults after hip fracture surgery. A total of 120 participants were included. In quantile regression, preoperative walking and fear of falling were signifi cantly associated with ADLs in the 25th percentile ADL group. Fear of falling was the only signifi cant factor in the poorest IADL group (25th percentile). Eff orts should be made to reduce fear of falling after hip fracture surgery. Preoperative walking status was signifi cant in patients with poor ADL after hip fracture surgery; therefore, walking status should be taken into consideration when planning rehabilitation care in this group, so that the best possible ADL outcomes can be attained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-320
Number of pages9
JournalResearch in Gerontological Nursing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors havedisclosed no potential conflicts of interest,financial or otherwise.This work was supported bythe Information and Communication Technology Research & Development program of the Institute for Information and Communications Technology Planning and Evaluation/ Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology. The authors acknowledge the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence for their generous support of the current study. Address correspondence to Seung-Hoon Baek,PhD,MD,Associate Professor,Department of Orthopedic Surgery,Kyungpook National University Hospital, 50 Samdeok 2-ga, Jung-gu, 41944, Daegu, South Korea; e-mail: Received: December 27, 2018; Accepted: May 1, 2019 doi:10.3928/19404921-20190702-03

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Gerontology
  • Health Policy
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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