Kuys, S., Peel, N., Klein, K., Slater, A. & Hubbard, R. (2014). Gait speed in ambulant older people in long term care : A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA) (print),15(3), 194-200. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2013.10.015
Background: Gait speed, recently proposed as the sixth vital sign of geriatric assessment, is a strong predictor of adverse outcomes. Walking faster than 1.0 m/s is associated with better survival in community-dwelling older adults, and a recent meta-analysis of older adults in clinical settings estimated usual gait speed to be 0.58 m/s. Here, we aimed to review gait speed values for long term care residents.
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