Award for Outcome Measurement

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Rehabilitation Center Kitzbühel honored for scientific work

Kitzbühel, December 2017: At the annual meeting of the Austrian Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ÖGPMR), Rehabilitation Center Kitzbühel was awarded 2nd prize for a scientific work.

Under the title "Outcome measurement in the context of multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary rehabilitation" an interdisciplinary research team of therapists, physicians and a psychologist analyzed the improvement of quality of life and independence of elderly patients after femoral neck fractures in orthopedic rehabilitation and compared the results with a collective of over 7500 rehab patients. The aim of Rehabilitation Center Kitzbühel is to offer patients rehabilitative therapies that meet the latest research findings. In order to stay up-to-date scientifically, medical projects are constantly being worked on and the ÖGPMR Annual Conference 2017 was used as an opportunity for scientific exchange.

Photo f.l.t.r.: Michael Pirchl, MSc. PhD; Michael Fischer, MD, PhD, Eva Ritter, MD; Stefanie Ganster, PT; Bettina Münzker, PT; Petra Pucherova, MT, Ines Jira, MD

By measuring the outcome parameters, the team was able to demonstrate that geriatric patients benefit greatly from inpatient rehabilitation, despite multimorbidity, old age and complications during rehabilitation. An abstract from the study was submitted in summer to the ÖGPMR for review. After a positive assessment, the scientific work was presented at the congress in November in Linz. The review committee and the “poster prize jury”, consisted of HR Prim. A.D. Dr. Haymo Brühne, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Richard Crevenna, Prim. Winfried Habelsberger and Dr. med. Fritz Hartl, MSc.. They awarded the rehab center Kitzbühel at the end of the annual conference.

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