Journal article

Comparison of Standard Clinical and Instrumented Physical Performance Tests in Discriminating Functional Status of High-Functioning People Aged 61-70 Years Old

Alice Coni, Jeanine M Van Ancum, Ronny Bergquist, A Stefanie Mikolaizak, Sabato Mellone, Lorenzo Chiari, Andrea B Maier, Mirjam Pijnappels

SENSORS | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

Assessment of physical performance by standard clinical tests such as the 30-sec Chair Stand (30CST) and the Timed Up and Go (TUG) may allow early detection of functional decline, even in high-functioning populations, and facilitate preventive interventions. Inertial sensors are emerging to obtain instrumented measures that can provide subtle details regarding the quality of the movement while performing such tests. We compared standard clinical with instrumented measures of physical performance in their ability to distinguish between high and very high functional status, stratified by the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument (LLFDI). We assessed 160 participants from the PreventIT s..

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