An examination of the relationship between admission functional independence measure and length of stay in acute inpatient rehabilitation patients

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dc.contributor.advisor Ali, Nagia S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rust, Martha A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:57Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1997 .R87 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185949
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this descriptive correlational study was to examine the relationship between admission disability and length of stay obtained from the records of neurological and orthopedic acute rehabilitation adult inpatients. The research question was, "Is there a relationship between the admission disability and length of stay?" Orem's self-care theory was used as the framework of the study. The sample consisted of 118 records of patients dismissed from a freestanding midwestern rehabilitation hospital during July 1, 1996 to November 30, 1996. Admission disability was measured with the Functional Independence Measure (FIM'''*1) instrument that was available in the patient's record. Length of stay was the number of days in the rehabilitation facility. Motor disability was significantly and negatively correlated with length of stay (r= -0.249, p=.006). Implications for practice were discussed.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent vii, 112 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Patients -- Rehabilitation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh People with disabilities. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hospitals -- Rehabilitation services -- Utilization. en_US
dc.title An examination of the relationship between admission functional independence measure and length of stay in acute inpatient rehabilitation patients en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1061872 en_US


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