Instrumental and Non-Instrumental Evaluation of 4-Meter Walking Speed in Older Individuals


BACKGROUND Manual measurement of 4-meter gait speed by a stopwatch is the gold standard test for functional assessment in older adults. However, the accuracy of this technique may be biased by several factors, including intra- and inter-operator variability. Instrumental techniques of measurement using accelerometers may have a higher accuracy. Studies… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153583


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