Manuel Gutiérrez Amezcua
Physical function and self-rated health status as predictors of mortality: results from longitudinal analysis in the ilSIRENTE study. We used baseline data from the ilSIRENTE, a prospective cohort study performed in the mountain community living in the Sirente geographic area (L'Aquila, Italy) and developed by the teaching nursing home Opera Santa Maria della Pace (Fontecchio, L'Aquila, Italy) in a partnership with local administrators and primary care physicians.
Details of the design and methods of ilSIRENTE have been described elsewhere. Briefly, potential study participants were identified by selecting from the Registry Offices every person born before 1st January 1924 and still living in the municipalities involved in the study at the end of October 2003. A total of 364 participants were enrolled in the study. Participants' baseline assessments began in December 2003 and were completed in September 2004. Clinical interview and functional assessment were performed at the study clinics located in each town.
Timed "Up and Go" Handgrip strength and mortality in older Me... [J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002. Grip strength measurement of the hand. Sit to stand. Gait. Side-by-side Stand. Semi-tandem stand (The second Sway-position) Tandem Stand (The third Sway-position) National Institute on Aging, Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry.
Assessing Physical Performance in the Older Patient The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) is an objective assessment tool for evaluating lower extremity functioning in older persons.
It was developed by the National Institute on Aging and is available for use without permission or royalty fees. This site will allow you to download the contents of a training CD that includes comprehensive instructions on the administration of the battery, safety tips, a scoring sheet and background information on publications that support the methodology. Prueba Corta de Desempeno Fisico (SPPB)