Table 2

Comprehensive geriatric assessment at the Department of Geriatrics
Dimensions assessed Somatic health – concurrent injuries or medical conditions, drug regimen, pain, falls, osteoporosis
Mental health - cognition, depression, anxiety
Function - ADL, IADL, mobility, sensory loss, elimination
Social situation - place of residence, network, caregiver burden
Interdisciplinary team work Dedicated responsibilities
Interdisciplinary team meetings 1st day postoperatively: plan for individual treatment, goal setting, discharge planning,
4th day postoperatively: evaluation, discharge planning
Systematic approach Checklists
Treatment protocols
Assessment scales (Barthel Index, Cumulated Ambulation
Score: Confusion Assessment Method, Verbal Rating Scale)
Mobilization/Rehabilitation Mobilization out of bed 1st day postoperatively
Individualised plan for mobilization and participation in ADL being integrated in care plans and ward activities
Discharge planning Collaboration with patient, caregivers and municipality
Mapping of pre-fracture function, place of residence and social situation
Discuss discharge destination 1st day postoperatively
Set realistic short- and long-term goals
Organize institutional care, aids, assistance, physiotherapy when appropriate

ADL – Activities of Daily Living. IADL- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.

Saltvedt et al.

Saltvedt et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:355   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-355

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