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Citation

Kressig RW, Gregor RJ, Oliver A, Waddell D, Smith W, O'Grady M, Curns AT, Kutner M, Wolf SL. Gait Posture 2004; 20(1): 30-35.

Affiliation

Center for Human Movement Studies, School of Applied Physiology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 281 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-0356, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2004, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/S0966-6362(03)00089-4

PMID

15196517

Abstract

Examining gait characteristics in older adults who are transitioning to frailty enhances our understanding of movement control in this fall-prone population and helps to better target preventive interventions. This work presents data on temporal and spatial gait parameters of a group of older adults who have been operationally defined as "transitionally frail". Gait speed, cadence, stride length, stance, swing, double-support, and horizontal heel velocity at heel contact were measured in 50 transitionally frail older adults while walking at a self-selected pace. These data suggest that the temporal and spatial gait features of these older adults differ substantially from published results from other older adults.


Language: en

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