View Full Version : Age-dependent norms for functional ability tests in older adults

09-25-2007, 07:39 AM

I am looking for age-dependent norms for functional ability tests in
older adults which may give normative data for various age groups e.g.
each decade from 60 years old up and possibly divided into gender groups
as well. Data for the following tests would be particularly useful:

repeated chair rise (5 times)
6 m usual (self-selected) walk speed or even average walking velocity
over similar short distances
400 m walk speed

I have tried searching Medline and Google scholar and the studies that
i have found while of some use have not answered all of my questions.



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