Performance measures predict onset of activity of daily living difficulty in community-dwelling older adults.

@article{Huang2010PerformanceMP,
  title={Performance measures predict onset of activity of daily living difficulty in community-dwelling older adults.},
  author={Wen-Ni Wennie Huang and Subashan Perera and Jessie VanSwearingen and Stephanie Studenski},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={844-52}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the predictive value of five performance-based measures for the onset of difficulty in activities of daily living (ADLs). DESIGN A prospective cohort study; home visits every 6 months for 18 months. SETTING Community-based. PARTICIPANTS Community-dwelling older adults, n=110, (mean age 80.3+/-7.0; range 67-98) who reported no difficulty in basic ADLs. MEASUREMENTS The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), gait speed, Berg Balance Scale (BBS), grip strength, and… CONTINUE READING

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