Functional Status Outcomes of a Nursing Intervention in Hospitalized Elderly

Christine K. Wanich, Eileen M. Sullivan‐Marx, Gary L. Gottlieb, Jerry C. Johnson

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This paper examines the effectiveness of a nursing intervention for elderly hospitalized patients (N=235) as measured by functional outcomes. A nursing intervention targeted at factors which influence acute confusion or delirium employed strategies to educate nursing staff, mobilize patients, monitor medication and make environmental and sensory modifications. Subjects who received the intervention were more likely to improve in functional status from admission to discharge than subjects who did not receive the intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-208
Number of pages8
JournalImage: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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