Gait Speed

Gait speed measures the rate at which a person walks over a specified distance and is a simple yet powerful indicator of an older adult‘s functional status and overall health. It reflects not only the health of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems but also serves as a predictor of fall risk, disability, hospitalization, and mortality in elderly populations. Regular assessments of gait speed can help in early detection of mobility impairments and guide interventions to prolong independence among aging individuals.

How to Measure


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