OTA 2019: Feasibility of including cognitively impaired patients in an RCT on hip fractures
Can Patients with Cognitive Impairment Be Included in a Randomized Controlled Trial on Hip Fractures: A Feasibility Study
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60 patients between the ages of 55-95 with low-energy intertrochanteric unstable proximal femoral fractures were randomized to receive a dynamic hip screw or intramedullary nail. The primary outcome of interest was the performance of the timed up and go (TUG) test, measured at 2, 4 and 12 weeks. Patients completed the abbreviated mental test score (AMTS) to determine the level of cognitive impairm...
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