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Titolo:
Measuring fitness in healthy older adults: The health ABC long distance corridor walk
Autore:
Simonsick, EM; Montgomery, PS; Newman, AB; Bauer, DC; Harris, T;
Indirizzi:
Univ Calif San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 USA Univ Calif San Francisco San Francisco CA USA 94143 ancisco, CA 94143 USA Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Med, Div Geriatr Med, Pittsburgh, PA USA Univ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA USA d, Div Geriatr Med, Pittsburgh, PA USA Vet Adm Med Ctr, Dept Geriatr, Baltimore, MD 21218 USA Vet Adm Med Ctr Baltimore MD USA 21218 t Geriatr, Baltimore, MD 21218 USA NIA, Epidemiol Demog & Biometry Program, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA NIA Bethesda MD USA 20892 emog & Biometry Program, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY
fascicolo: 11, volume: 49, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1544 - 1548
SICI:
0002-8614(200111)49:11<1544:MFIHOA>2.0.ZU;2-V
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CHRONIC HEART-FAILURE; 6-MINUTE WALK; KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS; TREADMILL WALKING; EXERCISE CAPACITY; ELDERLY SUBJECTS; DISEASE; REPRODUCIBILITY; PERFORMANCE; POPULATION;
Keywords:
fitness testing; older; validation;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
25
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Simonsick, EM NIA, Ctr Gerontol Res, 5600 Nathan Shock Dr,Box 06, Baltimore, MD 21224 USA NIA 5600 Nathan Shock Dr,Box 06 Baltimore MD USA 21224 4 USA
Citazione:
E.M. Simonsick et al., "Measuring fitness in healthy older adults: The health ABC long distance corridor walk", J AM GER SO, 49(11), 2001, pp. 1544-1548

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The Health ABC Long Distance Corridor Walk (LDCW) was designedto extend the testing range of self-paced walking tests of fitness for older adults by including a warm-up and timing performance over 400 meters. This study compares performance on the LDCW and 6-minute walk to determine whether the LDCW encourages greater participant effort. DESIGN: Subjects were administered the LDCW and 6-minute walk during a single visit. Test order alternated between subjects, and a 15-minute rest wasgiven between tests,SETTING: The Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty volunteers age 70 to 78. MEASUREMENTS: The LDCW, consisting of a 2-minute warm-up walk followed by a 400-meter walk and a 6-minute walk test were administered using a 20-meter long course in an unobstructed hallway. Heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) were recorded at rest and before and after all walks. RESULTS: All 20 subjects walked a faster pace over 400 meters than for 6 minutes, in which the mean distance covered was 402 meters. From paired t-tests, walking speed was faster (mean difference = 0.23 m/sec; P < .001), and ending FIR (mean difference = 7.6 bpm; P < .001) and systolic BP (mean difference = 8.3 mmHg; P = .024) were greater for the 400-meter walk than for the 6-minute walk. Results were independent of test order and subject fitness level. CONCLUSIONS: Providing a warm-up walk and using a target distance instead of time encouraged subjects to work closer to their maximum capacity. This low-cost alternative to treadmill testing can be used in research and clinical settings to assess fitness and help identify early functional decline in older adults.

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