Performance tests and disability: developing an objective index of mobility-related limitation in older populations.

@article{Lan2002PerformanceTA,
  title={Performance tests and disability: developing an objective index of mobility-related limitation in older populations.},
  author={Tzuo-Yun Lan and David Melzer and Brian D. M. Tom and Jack Guralnik},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={M294-301}
}
BACKGROUND Disability reflects physiological limitations, social and environmental barriers, and "sickness" behavior. Being able to measure these influences separately would greatly assist interpretation of disability comparisons over time or between populations. This study aimed to identify an index of mobility-related limitations composed of physiological measures that are most closely associated with reported mobility disability in elders. METHODS Data from the Third National Health and… CONTINUE READING
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