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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Measuring Veterans' Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Experiences
Principal Investigator:

David C. Mohr

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $276,287
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) consists of ergonomic techniques and equipment to move patients who cannot move independently. SPHM helps minimize adverse events (pressure ulcers, falls), and staff injuries. Despite benefits, we know little about how patients experience assisted mobility. With valid and reliable scales, we can measure patient experiences, thus facilitating improved care, more tailored evaluation, and more targeted clinical staff education. Patients in rehab...

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