Rehabilitation for Hospital Associated Deconditioning.

Kortebein P. This article reviews the current state of knowledge regarding the rehabilitation of patients with hospital associated deconditioning including terminology, epidemiology, etiology, current rehabilitation recommendations, and future areas of research. Despite the prevalence of hospital associated deconditioning, there is a paucity of research examining the functional recovery and rehabilitation of these patients. The available evidence to date indicates that acute inpatient rehabilitation seems to be effective for improving function in patients with hospital associated deconditioning. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2008 Aug 6. (Epub ahead of print)

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