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The use of clinimetry and continuous monitoring in geriatric rehabilitation after a hip fracture

Pierik, C.M. (2018) The use of clinimetry and continuous monitoring in geriatric rehabilitation after a hip fracture.

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Abstract:Goal: Aim of this pilot study was to get more insight in the value of continuous monitoring in geriatric rehabilitation after a hip fracture. Outcomes of continuous monitoring (Fitbit data) were compared with outcomes of administered clinimetry. Methods: In this longitudinal study twelve patients were followed during their rehabilitation. The Fitbit gathered data on four parameters; number of steps, number of active minutes, longest activity block and resting heart rate. Clinimetry about the progress of the patients was also administered. Results: On group level a significant improvement was found between admission and discharge on the FAC and the Barthel Index and for all four Fitbit parameters. No significant correlations were found between Fitbit data and clinimetry. When looking on an individual level, it was shown that two out of the twelve patients show almost no progression during the rehabilitation period. A lot of variability in activity exists between patients. Conclusion: It was shown that the Fitbit provides additional information. This form of eHealth could support in providing information about the progression made by a patient and in noticing early that deviations occur in the rehabilitation. The Fitbit can help to make tailored rehabilitation programs, based on the progression the patient makes on the level of activity.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:44 medicine
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75788
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