The survivors after hip fracture often report severe pain and loss of physical functioning.
The poor outcomes cause negative impact on the person's physical functioning and quality of
life and put a financial burden on society. It is important to continue and progress the
functional training that already started at the hospital, while the patients are transferred
to short-term stays in a nursing home before they are returning to home. The aim presently is
to examine the effects of a functional training program by a RCT design, initiated by the
physiotherapist and performed by the nurses, on physical functioning while the patients are
at short term stays in primary health care.