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Effect of multimorbidity on gait speed in well-functioning older people: A population-based study in Peru

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dc.contributor.author Ortiz, Pedro J.
dc.contributor.author Tello, Tania
dc.contributor.author Aliaga, Elizabeth G.
dc.contributor.author Casas, Paola M.
dc.contributor.author Peinado, Jesus E.
dc.contributor.author Jaime Miranda, Juan
dc.contributor.author Varela, Luis F.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-30T23:41:32Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-30T23:41:32Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4231
dc.description.abstract Aim: To determine the association between multimorbidity and gait speed in a population-based sample of older people without functional dependency. Methods: Data were obtained from a previously made cross-sectional population-based study of individuals aged >60 years carried out in San Martin de Porres, the second most populous district in Lima, Peru. We included well-functioning, independent older people. Exclusion criteria emphasized removing conditions that would impair gait. The exposure of interest was non-communicable chronic disease multimorbidity, and the outcome was gait speed determined by the time required for the participant to walk a distance of 8 m out of a total distance of 10 m. Generalized linear models were used to estimate adjusted gait speed by multimorbidity status. Results: Data from 265 older adults with a median age of 68 years (IQR 63-75 years) and 54% women were analyzed. The median gait speed was 1.06 m/s (SD 0.27) and the mean number of chronic conditions per adult was 1.1 (SD 1). The difference in mean gait speed between older adults without a chronic condition and those with 3 chronic conditions was 0.24 m/s. In crude models, coefficients decreased by a significant exponential factor for every increase in the number of chronic conditions. Further adjustment attenuated these estimates. Conclusions: Slower speed gaits are observed across the spectrum of multimorbidity in older adults without functional dependency. The role of gait speed as a simple indicator to evaluate and monitor general health status in older populations is expanded to include older adults without dependency. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1447-0594
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject chronic disease en_US
dc.subject gait speed en_US
dc.subject multimorbidity en_US
dc.subject older people en_US
dc.title Effect of multimorbidity on gait speed in well-functioning older people: A population-based study in Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/ggi.13182
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.26

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