The effects of a high-intensity functional exercise group on clinical outcomes in hospitalised older adults

Raymond, M.J.M. et al. Age Ageing. Published online: December 7 2016

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Objective: to investigate a high-intensity functional exercise (HIFE) group in hospitalised older adults.

Conclusion the results suggest that a HIFE group programme combined with individual physiotherapy may improve mobility to a similar extent to individual physiotherapy alone in hospitalised older adults. Providing physiotherapy in a group setting resulted in increased therapist efficiency. A high-intensity exercise group with individual physiotherapy may be an effective and efficient method to provide care to older inpatients.

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