Validity and reliability of the short physical performance battery in two diverse older adult populations in Quebec and Brazil.

@article{Freire2012ValidityAR,
  title={Validity and reliability of the short physical performance battery in two diverse older adult populations in Quebec and Brazil.},
  author={Aline do Nascimento Falc{\~a}o Freire and Ricardo Oliveira Guerra and Beatriz Eugenia Alvarado and Jack Guralnik and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Zunzunegui},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={863-78}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the validity and reliability of the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) in adults 65 to 74 years old, capable in all basic activities of daily living (ADL), in Quebec and Brazil. METHODS Participants were recruited in St. Bruno (Quebec) by local advertisements (n = 60) and in Santa Cruz (Brazil) by random sampling (n = 64). The SPPB includes tests of gait, balance, and lower-limb strength. Disability status was categorized as intact mobility, limited mobility, and… CONTINUE READING

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