Evaluation of Functional Recovery by Motor Functional Independence Measure Test of Elderly After Hip Fracture in Serbia Academic Article uri icon

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  • <p class="p0" style="margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-top: 0pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 200%;"><span style="mso-spacerun: 'yes'; font-size: 12.0000pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background: #ffffff; mso-shading: #ffffff;"><strong>Introduction:</strong> The aim of the study was to evaluate motor functional status measured by motor Functional Independence Measure (mFIM) test in population above 65 years of age after the hip fracture.<br /><strong>Material and Methods:</strong> We evaluated 203 patients after hip fracture by mFIM test on 3 occasions: at admission (Period-1), at discharge (Period-2) and 3 months after discharge (Period-3); 3 age groups: Group65-74, Group75-84 and Group85-up and 2 groups concerning Severity Index (SI): group 0-1.99 (SI1) and group ≥ 2 (SI2).<br /><strong>Results:</strong> In same SI group there is significant increase in mFIM values for Period-2 and Period-3 for both genders and in first two age groups, while for those above 85 years of age with higher SI we found non-significant change in mFIM values between discharge and 3 months post discharge period.<br /><strong>Discussion: </strong>The most significant improvement is obtained for women in first and third age groups and with higher SI.<br /><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Gender is not significant predictor for motor functional recovery measured by mFIM test in patients with hip fracture, although the admittance mFIM is a good indicator for mFIM capacity recovery in women of certain age groups (first and third age groups).</span></p>


  • Radosavljevic, Natasa
  • Nikolic, Dejan
  • Lazovic, Milica
  • Radosavljevic, Zoran
  • Jeremic, Aleksandar

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  • January 2014