The Significance of Walking Speed in Physical Function Among a Group of Community Dwelling Older Adults

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335424
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Significance of Walking Speed in Physical Function Among a Group of Community Dwelling Older Adults
Other Titles:
Health Promotion Strategies in the Older Population
Author(s):
Yu, Jie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Sigma
Author Details:
Jie Yu, PhD, RN, jyu@apu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the extent to which the variable walking speed correlated with the modified physical function, which was measured by the combination of balance and sit-to-stand tests. Methods: The study sample included 70 community living older adults. Subjects were screened for cognitive function with the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) and physical function data were collected using the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB). Results: Results of this study showed that there was significant correlation between walking speed and physical function; therefore it was reliable to use walking speed as a sole surrogate of the assessment of physical function. Conclusion: This study further supports the significance of walking speed in the assessments of physical function in the elderly. Findings from this study provide valuable information regarding the contributive value of walking speed in physical function and disability status, especially for frail elderly who have difficulties completing complex battery physical function tests. Researchers can be better prepared in determining the direction and developing specific interventions to maintain physical function among the elderly, such as implementing some smart home technologies to closely monitor the changes of functional status on a daily basis.
Keywords:
physical function; older adults; walking speed
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
11 ; 11
Other Identifiers:
INRC14B03
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Significance of Walking Speed in Physical Function Among a Group of Community Dwelling Older Adultsen
dc.title.alternativeHealth Promotion Strategies in the Older Populationen
dc.contributor.authorYu, Jieen
dc.contributor.departmentIota Sigmaen
dc.author.detailsJie Yu, PhD, RN, jyu@apu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335424-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the extent to which the variable walking speed correlated with the modified physical function, which was measured by the combination of balance and sit-to-stand tests. Methods: The study sample included 70 community living older adults. Subjects were screened for cognitive function with the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) and physical function data were collected using the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB). Results: Results of this study showed that there was significant correlation between walking speed and physical function; therefore it was reliable to use walking speed as a sole surrogate of the assessment of physical function. Conclusion: This study further supports the significance of walking speed in the assessments of physical function in the elderly. Findings from this study provide valuable information regarding the contributive value of walking speed in physical function and disability status, especially for frail elderly who have difficulties completing complex battery physical function tests. Researchers can be better prepared in determining the direction and developing specific interventions to maintain physical function among the elderly, such as implementing some smart home technologies to closely monitor the changes of functional status on a daily basis.en
dc.subjectphysical functionen
dc.subjectolder adultsen
dc.subjectwalking speeden
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:52:08Z-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:52:08Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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