Functional Ability, Participation, and Health-Related Quality of Life After Hip Fracture

Orit Segev-Jacubovski*, Hagit Magen, Adina Maeir

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Hip fracture is prevalent among older adults impacting on all aspects of daily life. The gaols of this study were: (a) Examine the trajectory of activities of daily living (ADL)/instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) functioning and participation among older adults with hip fracture from prefracture to 6-months postrehabilitation; (b) determine the relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQoL), functional abilities, and participation 6-months postrehabilitation; and (c) examine whether functional outcomes can predict HRQoL. Both retrospective and prospective data were analyzed. Fifty-five participants (Mean age = 80.82) completed the motor component of the functional independence measure (mFIM), IADL questionnaire, Activity Card Sort, and SF-12. Prefracture levels of function and participation were not attained. Significant correlations were found between HRQoL, functional abilities, and participation. ADL functioning and mobility predicted Physical SF-12, whereas social-cultural activity predicted Mental SF-12. Significant loss of functioning and participation was found, persisting 6 months after rehabilitation that impede their HRQoL. Improving functioning, mobility, and social participation can be achieved by occupational therapy intervention for promoting HRQoL among elderly with hip fracture.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
JournalOTJR Occupation, Participation and Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

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  • HRQoL
  • functional ability
  • hip fracture
  • older adults
  • participation


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