Identifying early decline of physical function in community-dwelling older women: performance-based and self-report measures.

@article{Brach2002IdentifyingED,
  title={Identifying early decline of physical function in community-dwelling older women: performance-based and self-report measures.},
  author={Jennifer S. Brach and Jessie VanSwearingen and Anne B. Newman and Andrea Kriska},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2002},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={320-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The ability to identify early decline in physical function is important, but older people experiencing decline may fail to report the early changes in physical function. The purpose of this study was to compare the descriptions of physical function in community-dwelling older women obtained using performance-based and self-report measures. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred seventy community-dwelling women with a mean age of 74.3 years (SD=4.3, range=56.6-83.6) completed… CONTINUE READING
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