Movement is muscle in hospitalized adults

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Physical inactivity is a major public health concern, but for hospitalized adults, the results of immobility are even more alarming. The “trauma of hospitalization” is a syndrome that refers to the collective impact of immobility, sleep deficits, and malnutrition associated with hospitalization and contributes to functional deficits. Functional decline is a modifiable and preventable risk factor. Nursing, at the center of patient care, is poised to coordinate the patient's mobility activities. Multiple steps to stave off functional decline to improve health outcomes for older adults are in the control of nurses and nursing practice and reflect the goals of the NICHE practice model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-375
Number of pages3
JournalGeriatric Nursing
StatePublished - Jan 1 2024


  • Functional decline
  • Hospital acquired syndrome
  • Mobility
  • Nurse-sensitive quality measure
  • Preventable hospital-acquired complication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology


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