Gait profile score identifies changes in gait kinematics in nonfaller, faller and recurrent faller older adults women.

Author

Guilherme Augusto Santos Bueno

Affiliation

Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences and Technologies, University of Brasília, Federal District, DF, Brazil; Movement Laboratory Dr. Cláudio A. Borges, College of Sport, State University of Goiás, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Quantification of differences in gait kinematics between young and older adults provides insight on age-related gait changes and can contribute to the investigation of risk of falls. Gait Profile Score (GPS) is an index that indicates gait quality, using kinematic gait data, but so far it has not been used in an elderly population without neurological conditions.

Keywords

Age effects,Fall in the elderly,Gait,Gait profile score,Reliability,

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