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Daily life among the oldest old with and without previous hip fractures
Umeå University, Sweden.
Umeå University, Sweden.
Umeå University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6292-7010
Umeå University, Sweden.
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2005 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 51-58Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe the oldest old, with and without previous hip fracture with regard to their ability to perform personal and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL); home adaptations received; possession of assistive devices; perceived health and morale. A random sample drawn from the population of 85-year-olds, all 90-year-olds and all ≥95-year-olds (n = 253) in Umeå, a city in northern Sweden, were examined. Data obtained from assessments and interviews carried out in the participants' homes, as well as data from medical charts, were analysed. Those with an earlier hip fracture (n = 58) had more difficulties in performing both personal and instrumental ADLs than those without (n = 195) but regarding individual home adaptations and the possession of assistive devices for personal care, no differences were detected betweenthe groups. Self-perceived health and morale were equally good in both groups. The conclusion drawn is that lifelong consequences, in the form of reduced abilities to perform ADLs and wheelchair dependency are common among the oldest old after a hip fracture. Therefore, trials concerningthe effects of more extensive and prolonged rehabilitation following hip fracture would be of great interest.

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2005. Vol. 12, no 2, p. 51-58
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-3509DOI: 10.1080/11038120410020674Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-21044434772OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-3509DiVA, id: diva2:116173
Available from: 2007-06-08 Created: 2007-06-08 Last updated: 2015-07-02Bibliographically approved

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