Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1-2009

Program

Physical Therapy

Abstract

Walking speed is "almost the perfect measure." This review summarizes the strong psychometric properties of walking speed and robust evidence for using this clinical measurement. Walking speed is easily measurable, clinically interpretable, and a potentially modifiable risk factor. For these reasons, using WS as the sixth vital sign is both pragmatic and essential.

Comments

PMID: 20039582

Erratum in J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2009;32(3):110.

DOI

10.1519/00139143-200932020-00002

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