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Hip fracture patients with dementia benefit from increased rehab intensity

Key clinical point: Dementia patients undergoing hip fracture surgery had higher functional status with more intensive postsurgery rehabilitation, according to a recent Japanese study.

Major finding: Compared with scores on the Barthel Index for patients who received 3 days or fewer of rehabilitation weekly, scores for those receiving 4-5 days, 5-6 days, and 6 or more days of rehabilitation were higher by 5.83, 7.56, and 9.16, respectively.

Study details: Retrospective cohort study of 43,506 patients with dementia undergoing hip fracture surgery at 1,053 hospitals in Japan.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare. The authors reported that they have no relevant conflicts of interest.

Citation:

Uda K. et al. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019;100:2301-7.