The general hospital inpatient referred to Physical Medicine Department: functional level and epidemiological profile

Acta Fisiátrica

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The general hospital inpatient referred to Physical Medicine Department: functional level and epidemiological profile
 
Creator Jorge, Liliana Lourenço
Sugawara, André Tadeu
Carneiro, Margarida Sales Oliveira
 
Subject rehabilitation, hospitalization, functional independence measure

 
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Hospitalization and severe previous diseases lead to functional decrease and independence loss during activities of daily living among inpatients. Rehabilitation during hospital care is thought to be crucial in immobilism syndrome prevention. According to previous data, ward patients are mainly comprised of elderly individuals who carry disabling diseases, although there is a lack in information regarding their functional levels and rehabilitation needs. This study aimed at verifying functional and social profiles of inpatients from a tertiary general hospital referred to the Physical Medicine Service. The applied measurements were FIM, ASA scale, and demographic data. It was observed that inpatients are physically impaired, need caregivers and are elderly. There is also a strong correlation between FIM and ASA: the worse the functional independence is, the higher the number of comorbidities. Patients might benefit from the hospital stay if they were systematically referred to rehabilitation. Nevertheless, the physician who does not usually deal with rehabilitation is neither aware of the physiatrists’ role in health care provided in wards nor take advantage of their knowledge.
 
Publisher Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina
 
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Date 2006-12-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.revistas.usp.br/actafisiatrica/article/view/102664
 
Source Acta Fisiátrica; v. 13, n. 3 (2006); 124-129
2317-0190
0104-7795
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.revistas.usp.br/actafisiatrica/article/view/102664/100927
 
Rights Direitos autorais 2015 Acta Fisiátrica
 

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