Sven J. G. Geelen
Mobility | Physical Activity | Surgery | Implementation Science | Multidisciplinary Research
Focus of research
Hospitalization of a patient is commonly associated with functional decline, as can be observed in the patients’ muscle strength, independent mobility and the ability to perform activities of daily living. Multiple studies show that promoting physical activity and encouraging early mobility positively influences patients’ length of stay, independence in their activities of daily living and likelihood of returning home. Within my PhD project the goal is to determine whether developing physical activity interventions in co-creation would increase physical activity in patients admitted to a surgical, internal medicine and cardiology hospital wards.