Walking speed and stride length predicts 36 months dependency, mortality, and institutionalization in Chinese aged 70 and older.

@article{Woo1999WalkingSA,
  title={Walking speed and stride length predicts 36 months dependency, mortality, and institutionalization in Chinese aged 70 and older.},
  author={Jean Woo and Suzanne C. Ho and Alice Yu},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={1257-60}
}
BACKGROUND Increasing emphasis is being placed on physical performance measures as an outcome predictor. It is uncertain whether one or two simple measurements will have predictive value compared with a battery of tests. OBJECTIVES To assess whether simple performance measures such as walking speed and stride length will predict dependency, mortality, and institutionalization. DESIGN A 3-year longitudinal study of a random sample of subjects. SETTING Older people living in the community… CONTINUE READING

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