Characteristics and Quality of Gait in Older Adults Living in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico and Lima, Peru

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335471
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Characteristics and Quality of Gait in Older Adults Living in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico and Lima, Peru
Author(s):
Villarreal-Reyna, Mar'a de los Angeles; Delabra-Salinas, Maria Magdalena; Carhuapoma-Acosta, Mistral; Zu'iga-Chura, Elena; Garcia-Meza, Wendy; Carrillo-Cervantes, Ana Laura; Silva-Fhon, Jack Roberto
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Alpha
Author Details:
Maria de los Angeles Villarreal-Reyna, PhD, mced_us@yahoo.com; Maria Magdalena Delabra-Salinas, RN; Mistral Carhuapoma-Acosta, RN; Elena Zu'iga-Chura, RN; Wendy Garcia-Meza, BS; Ana Laura Carrillo-Cervantes, RN; Jack Roberto Silva-Fhon, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: To compare the characteristics and quality of gait in older adults living in the metropolitan area of Saltillo, Coahuila. Mexico and Lima, Peru. Methods: Descriptive-comparative design. Population integrated by older adults with 60 or more years, users of Daycare Centers for Older Adults. The calculated sample was of 210 older adults from Saltillo, Mexico (n1=105) and Lima, Peru (n2=105) selected by convenience. Spatial-temporal characteristics and quality of gait were evaluated. Results: The averages of the spatial-time parameters of gait show that it was characterized for being regular (speed (n1) = 1.42 m/s; speed (n2) = 1.55 m/s ; U = 5233; p = .526 and rhythm (n1) = 1.52 steps/s; rhythm (n2) = 1.55; U = 4888; p = .156); of short steps (length (n1) = 49.5 cm; length (n2) = 50.3 cm; t(208) = -.589; p=.073) and large (width (n1) = 7.70 cm, width (n2) ='10.20 cm; t(208) = -5.47; p=.467). When classifying the scores for quality of gait by risk of falling, the 23.8% of the older adults from Saltillo, Mexico and the 20.0% from Lima, Peru resulted in the high risk category (?2= 2.09; p = .350). It was found that older adults with the highest age, and that reported a longer time diagnosed with Diabetes, reached the gait with the highest speed and number of steps, but with steps and a shorter cycle and with a lower quality when walking (p < .01). Conclusion: It is necessary to continue exploring the characteristics and the quality of gait through the use of a more advanced and precise technology, and also to consider variables such as gender, age segments, chronicity and polypharmacy; and with that, to continue generating relevant knowledge about the phenomenon of functionality in the Latin-American context and for the attention of global gerontology.
Keywords:
Dependency; Older Adults; Gait
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
11 ; 11
Other Identifiers:
INRC14JPST288
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.titleCharacteristics and Quality of Gait in Older Adults Living in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico and Lima, Peruen
dc.contributor.authorVillarreal-Reyna, Mar'a de los Angelesen
dc.contributor.authorDelabra-Salinas, Maria Magdalenaen
dc.contributor.authorCarhuapoma-Acosta, Mistralen
dc.contributor.authorZu'iga-Chura, Elenaen
dc.contributor.authorGarcia-Meza, Wendyen
dc.contributor.authorCarrillo-Cervantes, Ana Lauraen
dc.contributor.authorSilva-Fhon, Jack Robertoen
dc.contributor.departmentTau Alphaen
dc.author.detailsMaria de los Angeles Villarreal-Reyna, PhD, mced_us@yahoo.com; Maria Magdalena Delabra-Salinas, RN; Mistral Carhuapoma-Acosta, RN; Elena Zu'iga-Chura, RN; Wendy Garcia-Meza, BS; Ana Laura Carrillo-Cervantes, RN; Jack Roberto Silva-Fhon, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335471-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: Purpose: To compare the characteristics and quality of gait in older adults living in the metropolitan area of Saltillo, Coahuila. Mexico and Lima, Peru. Methods: Descriptive-comparative design. Population integrated by older adults with 60 or more years, users of Daycare Centers for Older Adults. The calculated sample was of 210 older adults from Saltillo, Mexico (n1=105) and Lima, Peru (n2=105) selected by convenience. Spatial-temporal characteristics and quality of gait were evaluated. Results: The averages of the spatial-time parameters of gait show that it was characterized for being regular (speed (n1) = 1.42 m/s; speed (n2) = 1.55 m/s ; U = 5233; p = .526 and rhythm (n1) = 1.52 steps/s; rhythm (n2) = 1.55; U = 4888; p = .156); of short steps (length (n1) = 49.5 cm; length (n2) = 50.3 cm; t(208) = -.589; p=.073) and large (width (n1) = 7.70 cm, width (n2) ='10.20 cm; t(208) = -5.47; p=.467). When classifying the scores for quality of gait by risk of falling, the 23.8% of the older adults from Saltillo, Mexico and the 20.0% from Lima, Peru resulted in the high risk category (?2= 2.09; p = .350). It was found that older adults with the highest age, and that reported a longer time diagnosed with Diabetes, reached the gait with the highest speed and number of steps, but with steps and a shorter cycle and with a lower quality when walking (p < .01). Conclusion: It is necessary to continue exploring the characteristics and the quality of gait through the use of a more advanced and precise technology, and also to consider variables such as gender, age segments, chronicity and polypharmacy; and with that, to continue generating relevant knowledge about the phenomenon of functionality in the Latin-American context and for the attention of global gerontology.en
dc.subjectDependencyen
dc.subjectOlder Adultsen
dc.subjectGaiten
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:53:16Z-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:53:16Z-
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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