EFFECTS OF FRAGILITY FRACTURE INTEGRATED REHABILITATION MANAGEMENT HIP FRACTURE IN PAKISTANI OLDER ADULTS
Keywords:Activity of daily living (ADLs), Fragility fracture, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation
Objective: to evaluate the effectiveness of fragility Fracture Integrated Rehabilitation Management (FIRM) on older adults of Pakistan after hip fracture surgery. Methodology: A one-group pretest–posttest designwas conducted at the National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (NIRM), Islamabad from March 2020 to May 2021.. A n=11 participants with age above 55 years, both male and female, with confirming diagnosed cases of hip fracture were included. Every participats receveied 10 sesssions of Fragility Fracture integrated Rehabilitation Management (FIRM) program in two weeks. Data was collected at baseline at 2nd day and after 10th session on 15th day, through the KOVAL scale to assess the walking ability, the Functional Ambulatory Category (FAC) to assess the level of independence, the modified Barthel index (MBI) for activities of daily living (ADLs), and quality of life (QoL) was assessed by EQ-5D. Data were analyzed by using SPSS Version 21. Result: the mean age 76.45±9.32, of which n=6 (54.6%) were males and n=5(45.4%) were females. after 10th sessions the QoL on EQ-5D, ambulation on FAC and KOVAL scale and the ADL on MBI were significantly improved (p<0.05) with large effect size, except for the anxiety domain of EQ5D and subdomains of MBI; Personal hygiene, feeding, Bowel control, bladder control, Wheelchair, and Chair & bed transfer showed no significant change (p>0.05). Conclusion: FIRM care is found to be effective in improving the walking ability, functional status, ADLs and quality of life in geraiatric population following a hip fracture surgery
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