Promoting Older Adult Physical Activity Throughout Care Transitions Using an Interprofessional Approach.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The nurse practitioner plays a key role in monitoring and improving physical activity and function of older adults. Physical activity is an essential component of care management for all older adults, even those who are frail with multimorbidities. All physical activity, no matter how small, has the potential to impact functional independence and quality of life. Partnering with the older adult and caregivers along with interprofessional providers, such as a physical therapist or occupational therapist and community-based resources, facilitates the development of successful goals and plans and the implementation of activities to promote physical activity across the continuum of care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, JM; Sabol, VK; Pastva, AM

Published Date

  • January 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 64 - 71.e2

PubMed ID

  • 34168522

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8221589

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1555-4155

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nurpra.2016.08.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States