Quantitative gait markers and incident fall risk in older adults.

  title={Quantitative gait markers and incident fall risk in older adults.},
  author={Joe Verghese and Roee Holtzer and Richard B. Lipton and Cuiling Wang},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={64 8},
BACKGROUND Identifying quantitative gait markers of falls in older adults may improve diagnostic assessments and suggest novel intervention targets. METHODS We studied 597 adults aged 70 and older (mean age 80.5 years, 62% women) enrolled in an aging study who received quantitative gait assessments at baseline. Association of speed and six other gait markers (cadence, stride length, swing, double support, stride length variability, and swing time variability) with incident fall rate was… CONTINUE READING
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