The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Supporting Early Mobility in Acute/Critical Care Using Real-Time Feedback

Date Funded: 
Sep 8, 2020
Funding Organization: 
Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), UMass Amherst

Dr Karen Giuliano has been selected as a 2020-2021 ISSR Scholar. Her research project will look at the mobilization of patients during acute care hospitalization. This has been shown to have numerous clinical benefits. Unfortunately, many hospitalized patients spend too much time in bed, even when they are capable of sitting in a chair and/or walking. The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a mobility program which includes patient education and real-time electronic mobility feedback.