Assessing the agreement between 3-meter and 6-meter walk tests in 136 community-dwelling older adults.

@article{Lyons2015AssessingTA,
  title={Assessing the agreement between 3-meter and 6-meter walk tests in 136 community-dwelling older adults.},
  author={Jennifer G Lyons and Timothy Heeren and Sherri Oliver Stuver and Lisa Fredman},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          594-605
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Walking speed is an important marker of functionality that is measured over courses of varying lengths, but it is unclear if course length affects measured pace. METHOD A total of 136 older adults completed two consecutive trials each of 3-m and 6-m walking courses, the order of which was randomly assigned. We calculated concordance correlation coefficients (CCC) and created Bland-Altman plots to evaluate the relationship between the two course distances. RESULTS Average walking… CONTINUE READING
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