Erin M. Macri

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Determining mobility status is an important component of any health assessment for older adults. In order for a mobility measure to be relevant and meaningful, normative data are required for comparison to a healthy reference population. The DEMMI is the first mobility instrument to measure mobility across the spectrum from bed bound to functional levels of(More)
BACKGROUND Fall-related hip fractures result in significant personal and societal consequences; importantly, up to half of older adults with hip fracture never regain their previous level of mobility. Strategies of follow-up care for older adults after fracture have improved investigation for osteoporosis; but managing bone health alone is not enough.(More)
Western Washington University for providing funding to purchase necessary materials for this project. I am grateful to Erin Macri and Scientific Technical Services at WWU for devoting time and resources towards teaching me to use the Scanning Electron Microscope. My fellow toxicology classmates deserve a warm thank you as well for the comradery which helped(More)
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