Manual measurement of 4-meter gait speed by a stopwatch is the gold standard test for functional assessment in older adults. However, the accuracy of this technique may be biased by several factors, including intra- and inter-operator variability. Instrumental techniques of measurement using accelerometers may have a higher accuracy. Studies addressing the concordance between these two techniques are missing. The aim of the present community-based observational study was to compare manual and instrumental measurements of 4-meter gait speed in older individuals and to assess their relationship with other indicators of physical performance.

Instrumental and Non-Instrumental Evaluation of 4-Meter Walking Speed in Older Individuals / Maggio, Marcello Giuseppe; Ceda, Gian Paolo; Ticinesi, Andrea; DE VITA, Francesca; Gelmini, Giovanni; Costantino, Cosimo; Meschi, Tiziana; Kressig, Reto W; Cesari, Matteo; Fabi, Massimo; Lauretani, Fulvio. - In: PLOS ONE. - ISSN 1932-6203. - 11:4(2016), p. e0153583. [10.1371/journal.pone.0153583]

Instrumental and Non-Instrumental Evaluation of 4-Meter Walking Speed in Older Individuals

MAGGIO, Marcello Giuseppe;CEDA, Gian Paolo;TICINESI, Andrea;DE VITA, FRANCESCA;GELMINI, GIOVANNI;COSTANTINO, Cosimo;MESCHI, Tiziana;Lauretani, Fulvio
2016-01-01

Abstract

Manual measurement of 4-meter gait speed by a stopwatch is the gold standard test for functional assessment in older adults. However, the accuracy of this technique may be biased by several factors, including intra- and inter-operator variability. Instrumental techniques of measurement using accelerometers may have a higher accuracy. Studies addressing the concordance between these two techniques are missing. The aim of the present community-based observational study was to compare manual and instrumental measurements of 4-meter gait speed in older individuals and to assess their relationship with other indicators of physical performance.
Instrumental and Non-Instrumental Evaluation of 4-Meter Walking Speed in Older Individuals / Maggio, Marcello Giuseppe; Ceda, Gian Paolo; Ticinesi, Andrea; DE VITA, Francesca; Gelmini, Giovanni; Costantino, Cosimo; Meschi, Tiziana; Kressig, Reto W; Cesari, Matteo; Fabi, Massimo; Lauretani, Fulvio. - In: PLOS ONE. - ISSN 1932-6203. - 11:4(2016), p. e0153583. [10.1371/journal.pone.0153583]
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