Two-year changes in gait variability in community-living older adults.

  title={Two-year changes in gait variability in community-living older adults.},
  author={B{\aa}rd Bogen and Mona Kristin Aaslund and Anette Hylen Ranhoff and Rolf Moe-Nilssen},
  journal={Gait \& posture},

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