How can nurses identify deconditioning in an older person?
Nurses can help manage the risk of deconditioning syndrome in older people in hospital by recognising the symptoms and encouraging them to be more active
Deconditioning is a complex process of physiological change that can have a negative effect on functional ability. It can affect all body systems and cause muscle myopathy and atrophy ( Santy-Tomlinson 2021 ) and is a common cause of decline in older people after hospitalisation.
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