Type

Journal Article

Authors

Suzanne Timmons
N Frances Horgan
Kieran O'Connor
Anthony Fitzgerald
Ivan Perry
Sarah O'Meara
Eimear O'Connell
Ruth McCullagh

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
patients exercise older adults eq 5d hospital quality physical activity group intervention outcome measures

A study protocol of a randomised controlled trial to measure the effects of an augmented prescribed exercise programme (APEP) for frail older medical patients in the acute setting. (2015)

Abstract Older adults experience functional decline in hospital leading to increased healthcare burden and morbidity. The benefits of augmented exercise in hospital remain uncertain. The aim of this trial is to measure the short and longer-term effects of augmented exercise for older medical in-patients on their physical performance, quality of life and health care utilisation. Two hundred and twenty older medical patients will be blindly randomly allocated to the intervention or sham groups. Both groups will receive usual care (including routine physiotherapy care) augmented by two daily exercise sessions. The sham group will receive stretching and relaxation exercises while the intervention group will receive tailored strengthening and balance exercises. Differences between groups will be measured at baseline, discharge, and three months. The primary outcome measure will be length of stay. The secondary outcome measures will be healthcare utilisation, activity (accelerometry), physical performance (Short Physical Performance Battery), falls history in hospital and quality of life (EQ-5D-5 L). This simple intervention has the potential to transform the outcomes of the older patient in the acute setting. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02463864 , registered 26.05.2015.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Suzanne Timmons, N Frances Horgan, Kieran O'Connor, Anthony Fitzgerald, Ivan Perry, Sarah O'Meara, Eimear O'Connell, Ruth McCullagh

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Suzanne Timmons
University College Cork
Total Publications: 52
 
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N Frances Horgan
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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Kieran O'Connor
University College Cork
 
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Anthony P Fitzgerald
University College Cork
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Ivan J Perry
University College Cork
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Sarah O'Meara
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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Eimear O'Connell
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 4
 
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Ruth McCullagh
University College Cork
Total Publications: 10