Pilot Project: Fidelity, Feasibility, Acceptability, and Contextual Factors of a Hospital Mobility Program
Exploration of Fidelity, Feasibility, Acceptability, and Contextual Factors of a Hospital Mobility Program
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Heather Greysen, PhD, APRN, RN
CO-INVESTIGATORS: Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN; Frances K. Barg, PhD, MEd; Ryan Greysen, MD, MHS, MA; Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA
Mobility -- the out-of-bed physical movement of patients -- has become an increasingly important aspect of hospital care. Decreased mobility during hospitalizations is now known to be associated with poor outcomes including functional impairment, skilled nursing home placement, and rehospitalization. This study is focused on the "Mobility is Medicine" program launched by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) Office of Quality on the oncology floors. Using principles of implementation science, the researchers will examine the fidelity, feasibility, and acceptability of this nurse-performed patient-educational intervention as well as relevant contextual factors.