- •We should rethink the definition of recovery after hip fractures in research and clinical practice.
- •A standardized definition of recovery can improve our understanding of the recovery process and help take clinical decisions.
- •The ability to climb stairs can be used as an indicator of physical functional recovery after hip fracture.
- •Climbing stairs reflects functional reserve and is strongly associated with patients’ quality of life.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:GEE (generalized estimating equation), HRQL (health-related quality of life), LEFS (Lower Extremity Functional Scale)
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Supported by the Helen McCall Hutchison Scholarship and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Research Institute Pilot Project Competition 2008.