Slowness as a Predictor of Functional Decline in Older Adults: Comparison of Moberg Picking-Up Test and Walking Speed

August 19, 2022

Slowness, generally assessed by walking speed (WS), is an estimator of frailty and its outcomes. Because of potential difficulties in assessing WS, the Moberg picking-up test (MPUT) might be an alternative. This study investigated the capacity of slowness measurements (WS and MPUT) to predict nonfatal adverse consequences of frailty: primarily, decline in basic activities of daily living (BADL); and secondarily, decline in instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), fall, hospitalization, and incident disease.