The test–retest reliability of gait-related dual task performance in community-dwelling fallers and non-fallers

Jennifer Muhaidat, Andrew Kerr, Jonathan Evans, Dawn Skelton

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Abstract

Gait-related dual task tests have been used to assess differences between fallers and non-fallers, without a thorough assessment of reliability. This study investigated the test–retest reliability of eight gait-related dual and one triple task tests in forty-four community-dwelling older adults (twenty with and twenty-four without a history of falls). The reliability of single, dual and change in performance (percentage change) from single to dual task conditions was assessed. The results showed that single and dual task walking time had fair to excellent reliability (ICC = 0.53–0.92) across tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43–50
Number of pages8
JournalGait and Posture
Volume38
Issue number1
Early online date19 Nov 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • falls
  • dual tasking
  • gait
  • elderly people

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