Mobility Plan Can Neutralize the Harms of Bedrest in the Hospital

(HealthDay News) Having a mobility plan can prevent the functional decline associated with lack of mobility among hospitalized patients, research in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests. The authors note that even a limited number of steps during hospitalization can make a difference between functional decline and preserved independence, with a threshold effect of about 1,000 steps to prevent harm.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 GERIATRICS