Patienter med höftfraktur
: Könsskillnader samt riskfaktorer för nedsatt gångförmåga och smärta fyra månader efter operation - en registerstudie

Translated title of the thesis: Patients with hip fracture: Gender differences and risk factors of impaired walking ability and pain four months after surgery - a register study
  • Marie Catharina Lundgren

    Student thesis: Master, one year


    Background: To incur a hip fracture often means that people's level of function deteriorates more than can be explained by the aging process itself. Objective: To describe gender differences and also identify risk factors for impaired walking ability and pain in the operated hip four months postoperatively. Method: A register study in which 1,000 people, aged 50 and older, with non-pathological hip fracture were included. Index was analyzed partly descriptive and partly by multivariate regression models to examine risk factors for impaired walking ability and pain. Results: The women were older, healthier according to ASA, using more walking aids and more often lived alone before the fracture compared with men. Risk factors for impaired walking ability were older age (OR = 1.07, 95% CI, 1.05-1.10), to be affected with severe illness according to ASA (OR = 2.04, 95% CI, 1.50-2.77) and not using walking aids (OR = 0.36, 95% CI, 0.25-0.53). Risk factors for pain in the operated hip were younger age (OR = 0.95, 95% CI, 0.92-0.97) and not using walking aids before fracture (OR = 0.68, 95% CI, 0.47-0.99). Conclusion: It is important to develop the rehabilitation process to reduce the risk of impaired walking ability especially for older people and to optimize pain management particular to the young.

    Date of Award2011-Aug-15
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorLena Persson (Supervisor)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • hip fracture
    • walking ability
    • pain
    • four months follow-up

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