Evid Based Nurs 13:6-7 doi:10.1136/ebn1004-1
  • Therapeutics
  • Randomised controlled trial

3-month physiotherapy and occupational therapy programme did not improve mobility and independence in older care home residents with limitations in these areas

  1. Hye-A Yeom
  1. Hye-A Yeom
    Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation, 500 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA; hye.yeom{at}

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Mobility limitation is defined as a state in which an individual experiences a limitation in independent physical movement or is at risk for experiencing limitations.1 Although physiotherapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) are widely used interventions for many care home residents, particularly those suffering from severe mobility limitations, evidence for their clinical effectiveness is inconclusive. The study by Sackley and colleagues is therefore a useful addition to the evidence base on mobility limitation in older adults.

The authors assessed the clinical effectiveness of …

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