Gait Speed and Mortality, Hospitalization, and Functional Status Change Among Hemodialysis Patients: A US Renal Data System Special Study.

@article{Kutner2015GaitSA,
  title={Gait Speed and Mortality, Hospitalization, and Functional Status Change Among Hemodialysis Patients: A US Renal Data System Special Study.},
  author={Nancy Kutner and Rebecca Zhang and Yijian Huang and Patricia Lynn Painter},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2015},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={297-304}
}
BACKGROUND Slow walk (gait) speed predicts functional decline, institutionalization, and mortality risks in the geriatric population. A gait speed evidence base for dialysis patient outcomes is needed. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS 752 prevalent hemodialysis (HD) patients aged 20 to 92 years evaluated in 2009 to 2012 in 7 Atlanta and 7 San Francisco clinics in a US Renal Data System special study. PREDICTOR Usual walk speed in meters per second, categorized… CONTINUE READING