FIT4FRAIL: FITness training for Frail elderly during orthopedic geriatric rehabilitation

Training of physical fitness is an important component of orthopedic geriatric rehabilitation aimed at enabling patients to return home independently.

Aim

Fit4Frail aimed to develop recommendations for physical fitness training within orthopedic geriatric rehabilitation (OGR).

Results

The results of literature review and expert consultation showed that strength and endurance training can be done safely and effectively. However, pain and reduced allowable load of these patients must be taken into account. In addition, we found that current guidelines are not yet sufficiently used in the current practice of OGR and we also saw large differences between institutions.

Several factors appear to influence participation in exercise activities (training). These include rehabilitation goals, evaluation, mutual expectations, knowledge and skills of health care professionals and communication. Follow-up research should reveal whether implementation of these recommendations for PFT in OGR is feasible. Given the differences between institutions, this will require a tailored implementation approach.

Products

Title: FITness training For FRAIL elderly during orthopedic geriatric rehabilitation?
Author: Dennis Visser, Karin Gerrits, Lizette Wattel, Franka Meiland, Aafke de Groot en Cees Hertogh?
Title: THE TALK TEST TO EVALUATE EXERCISE RESPONSES IN FRAIL ELDERLY PATIENTS DURING ORTHOPAEDIC GERIATRIC REHABILITATION
Author: HL (Karin) Gerrits, D (Dennis) Visser, EM (Lizette) Wattel
Title: FITness training For FRAIL elderly during orthopedic geriatric rehabilitation
Author: Dennis Visser, Karin Gerrits, Lizette Wattel, Franka Meiland, Aafke de Groot and Cees Hertogh
Title: FITness training For FRAIL elderly during orthopedic geriatric rehabilitation
Author: Dennis Visser, Karin Gerrits, Lizette Wattel, Franka Meiland, Aafke de Groot and Cees Hertogh??
Title: FIT4FRAIL
Author: Dennis Visser, Karin Gerrits, Lizette Wattel, Franka Meiland, Aafke de Groot and Cees Hertogh
Title: FITness training For FRAIL elderly during orthopedic geriatric rehabilitation
Author: Dennis Visser, Karin Gerrits, Lizette Wattel, Franka Meiland, Aafke de Groot and Cees Hertogh
Title: FIT4FRAIL, onderzoek en inclusieperikelen
Author: Dennis Visser
Title: FITness training For FRAIL elderly during orthopedic geriatric rehabilitation
Author: Dennis Visser, Karin Gerrits, Lizette Wattel, Franka Meiland, Aafke de Groot and Cees Hertogh
Title: Effectiveness and characteristics of physical fitness training on aerobic fitness in vulnerable older adults: an umbrella review of systematic reviews
Author: Visser, D. Wattel, E. M. Gerrits, K. H. L. van der Wouden, J. C. Meiland, F. J. M. de Groot, A. J. Jansma, E. P. Hertogh, Cmpm Smit, E. B.
Magazine: BMJ Open

Features

Project number:
839120007
Duration: 100%
Duration: 100 %
2016
2022
Related funding round:
Project lead and secretary:
dr. K.H.L. Gerrits
Responsible organisation:
Amsterdam UMC Locatie VUmc
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