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Maintenance of Autonomy Through exerCise in Hospital Setting (MATCH): A Feasibility Study

Published:February 08, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2020.12.043
      Older adults represent 19% of Canada's population but account for half the hospitalizations. Hospitalization exacerbates loss of muscle function, physical performance,
      • Coker R.H.
      • Hays N.P.
      • Williams R.H.
      • et al.
      Bed rest promotes reductions in walking speed, functional parameters, and aerobic fitness in older, healthy adults.
      or daily living
      • Covinsky K.E.
      • Palmer R.M.
      • Fortinsky R.H.
      • et al.
      Loss of independence in activities of daily living in older adults hospitalized with medical illnesses: Increased vulnerability with age.
      activities due to bed rest. These declines lead to increased risk of falls,
      • Sherrington C.
      • Lord S.R.
      • Close J.C.T.
      • et al.
      A simple tool predicted probability of falling after aged care inpatient rehabilitation.
      use of health care services and readmissions, which increase health care system cost.
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