View Full Version : Some Article Citations Regarding Gait Speed and the Elderly

David P. Dillard
04-20-1998, 02:54 AM
I have provided you with a list of several citations having to do
with the elderly and gait speed. Please let me know if these citations
help you. They are listed below your original message.

David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 07:37:12 -0400
From: cheng cao
Newsgroups: bit.listserv.biomch-l
Subject: slower walking among older adults


Older adults tend to walk slower. There maybe many explanations. But
there are three most likely sources:

1. weaker muscle strength and could not walk faster
2. afraid of road hazards and prefer to walk slower
3. walk slower so as to reduce effort

Are there other sources? Which one do you think is one? Any published
paper on this topic? Thanks.


AU - Burridge JH
AU - Taylor PN
AU - Hagan SA
AU - Wood DE
AU - Swain ID
TI - The effects of common peroneal stimulation on the effort and speed
of walking: a randomized controlled trial with chronic hemiplegic
SO - Clinical Rehabilitation 1997 Aug;11(3):201-10

AU - Shibata M
AU - Shimura M
AU - Shibata S
AU - Wakamura T
AU - Moritani T
TI - Determination of the optimal walking speed for neural relaxation in
healthy elderly women using electromyogram and electroencephalogram
SO - European Journal of Applied Physiology & Occupational Physiology

AU - Roth EJ
AU - Merbitz C
AU - Mroczek K
AU - Dugan SA
AU - Suh WW
TI - Hemiplegic gait. Relationships between walking speed and other
temporal parameters.
SO - American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 1997

AU - Rantanen T
AU - Avela J
TI - Leg extension power and walking speed in very old people living
SO - Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences & Medical
Sciences 1997 Jul;52(4):M225-31

AU - Bohannon RW
TI - Comfortable and maximum walking speed of adults aged 20-79 years:
reference values and determinants.
SO - Age & Ageing 1997 Jan;26(1):15-9

AU - Ferrucci L
AU - Guralnik JM
AU - Salive ME
AU - Fried LP
AU - Bandeen-Roche K
AU - Brock DB
AU - Simonsick EM
AU - Corti MC
AU - Zeger SL
TI - Effect of age and severity of disability on short-term variation in
walking speed: the Women's Health and Aging Study.
SO - Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 1996 Oct;49(10):1089-96

AU - Buchner DM
AU - Larson EB
AU - Wagner EH
AU - Koepsell TD
AU - de Lateur BJ
TI - Evidence for a non-linear relationship between leg strength and gait
SO - Age & Ageing 1996 Sep;25(5):386-91

AU - Buchner DM
AU - Cress ME
AU - Esselman PC
AU - Margherita AJ
AU - de Lateur BJ
AU - Campbell AJ
AU - Wagner EH
TI - Factors associated with changes in gait speed in older adults.
SO - Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences & Medical
Sciences 1996 Nov;51(6):M297-302

AU - Polkey MI
AU - Kyroussis D
AU - Mills GH
AU - Hamnegard CH
AU - Keilty SE
AU - Green M
AU - Moxham J
TI - Inspiratory pressure support reduces slowing of inspiratory muscle
relaxation rate during exhaustive treadmill walking in severe COPD.
SO - American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine 1996 Oct;154(4
Pt 1):1146-50

AU - Bohannon RW
AU - Andrews AW
AU - Thomas MW
TI - Walking speed: reference values and correlates for older adults.
SO - Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 1996 Aug;24(2):86-90

AU - Sipila S
AU - Multanen J
AU - Kallinen M
AU - Era P
AU - Suominen H
TI - Effects of strength and endurance training on isometric muscle
strength and walking speed in elderly women.
SO - Acta Physiologica Scandinavica 1996 Apr;156(4):457-64

AU - Lindmark B
AU - Hamrin E
TI - Relation between gait speed, knee muscle torque and motor scores in
post-stroke patients.
SO - Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 1995;9(4):195-202

AU - Potter JM
AU - Evans AL
AU - Duncan G
TI - Gait speed and activities of daily living function in geriatric
SO - Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 1995 Nov;76(11):997-9

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