The nonlinear relationship between gait speed and falls: the Maintenance of Balance, Independent Living, Intellect, and Zest in the Elderly of Boston Study.

OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between gait speed and falls risk. DESIGN Longitudinal analysis of the association between gait speed and subsequent falls and analysis of gait speed decline as a predictor of future falls. SETTING Population-based cohort study. PARTICIPANTS Seven hundred sixty-three community-dwelling older adults underwent… CONTINUE READING