Early physical therapy reduces disability in back pain with sciatica
Oct 07, 2020
A referral to physical therapy soon after diagnosis, while not standard practice, led to clinically significant improvements in pain intensity, a new study has found. Participants were also more likely...
Older people have greater functional ability than 3 decades ago, study finds
Sep 22, 2020
Today’s elders appear to have greater physical and cognitive function than they did in the 1990s. The consequences of this trend are a mixed bag, Finnish investigators say.
For stroke survivors, even moderate activity can help: study
Apr 02, 2020
Time spent in light physical activity such as leisurely walks is linked to better self-reported functioning, report investigators.
These 3 factors increase seniors’ risk for poor surgery outcomes
Mar 16, 2020
Certain physical and mental health problems significantly increase mortality risk in the year following a major operation, say researchers.
High physical activity level may delay onset of Parkinson’s motor symptoms
Feb 13, 2020
A study of long-distance skiers showed that physical fitness may delay clinical symptoms for years.
Gait, hearing ability help predict near-term mortality after heart attack
Dec 12, 2019
Functional impairment measures can help accurately predict six-month mortality for older heart attack patients, say Yale researchers.
Expert panel recommends functional status quality measures for skilled nursing facilities
Mar 31, 2014
An expert panel convened by federal regulators has offered recommendations for functional status quality measures in skilled nursing facilities. Released Friday was a summary of the experts’ advice...
Be thorough on evaluating ADLs, expert advises
May 08, 2012
The functional status and behavior sections of the MDS 3.0 often lead to risk and liability dangers for providers, a long-term care coding expert said Sunday.