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Using a Real-Time Locating System to Measure Walking Activity Associated with Wandering Behaviors Among Institutionalized Older Adults

DOI :

10.3791/58834-v

February 8th, 2019

February 8th, 2019

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1School of Nursing, University of Delaware, 2Corporeal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, 3Child and Family Studies, University of South Florida, 4Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, University of Delaware

This paper discusses the use of a continuous and objective real-time locating system to measure walking activity associated with wandering behaviors, focusing on older adults with cognitive impairment. Walking activity is measured by walking distance, sustained walking distance, and sustained gait speed. Also assessed are gait quality and balance ability.

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