Gait speed in ambulant older people in long term care: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Kuys2014GaitSI,
  title={Gait speed in ambulant older people in long term care: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Suzanne S Kuys and Nancye May Peel and Kerenaftali Klein and Alexandra Slater and Ruth Eleanor Hubbard},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={194-200}
}
BACKGROUND Gait speed, recently proposed as the sixth vital sign of geriatric assessment, is a strong predictor of adverse outcomes. Walking faster than 1.0 m/s is associated with better survival in community-dwelling older adults, and a recent meta-analysis of older adults in clinical settings estimated usual gait speed to be 0.58 m/s. Here, we aimed to review gait speed values for long term care residents. METHODS Relevant databases were systematically searched for original research studies… CONTINUE READING
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