Assessment of function: Critically important to acute care of elders

Denise M. Kresevic, Mathy Mezey, Ivo Abraham, Elaine Amella, Melissa Bottrell, Priscilla Ebersole, Kathleen Fletcher, Marquis D. Foreman, Terry Fulmer, Anna Lee, Lorraine Mion, Mary D. Naylor, Cheryl Vince, Mary Walker, May Wykle

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Assessment of functional status in hospitalized elders provides essential information that can assist maintenance or restoration of self-care. Nurses in acute care settings are in a pivotal position to assess function and target interventions to prevent loss of function and maintain an individual's self-care ability. This article discusses critical issues in the functional assessment of hospitalized elders and provides a clinical practice protocol that includes nursing care strategies to prevent functional decline during hospitalisation and assist with discharge planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-222
Number of pages7
JournalGeriatric Nursing
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology


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