MM. Timed Walk

The test of walking speed was completed by respondents aged 60 and over when it was judged safe to do so. Respondents were asked to walk a distance of 8 feet (244 cm) at their usual walking pace. This walk was performed twice by respondents, and the interviewer recorded the time taken using a stopwatch.

item label type description
IDAUNIQ System generated Unique individual serial number
MMSCHS Question asked of interviewer Interviewer recorded respondent status
MMALONE Question Ability to walk alone
MMHSS Question Medical conditions that would preclude walking
MMWILL Question Willingness to do the test
MMSAF Question asked of interviewer Whether interviewer feels test is safe
MMSTOP Question asked of interviewer Interviewer skipping walking test
MMAVSP Question asked of interviewer Whether interviewer feels there is suitable space
MMWALA Question Whether timed walk feels safe
MMTRYA Question asked of interviewer Results of first walking trial
MMWLKA Question asked of interviewer Time of first walking trial
MMTRYB Question asked of interviewer Results of second walking trial
MMWLKB Question asked of interviewer Time of second walking trial
MMPAIN Question asked of interviewer Whether pain performing walking task
MMRECR Question asked of interviewer Type of floor surface
MMAID Question asked of interviewer Type of aid used
MMCOM Question asked of interviewer Why walking test not completed details
Start of MM. Timed Walk
 
If age >= 60 »
 
   
 
MMSCHS

Interviewer recorded respondent status

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If Interviewer recorded respondent status = 2. Observed walking with help of another person or using support or Interviewer recorded respondent status = 3. Not observed - in wheelchair or Interviewer recorded respondent status = 4. Not observed - bed bound or Interviewer recorded respondent status = 5. Not observed - uncertain if respondent has impairment »
 
     
   
MMALONE

Ability to walk alone

I WOULD LIKE TO TEST WHETHER YOU CAN WALK A VERY SHORT DISTANCE COMFORTABLY. (CAN I JUST CHECK,) ARE YOU ABLE TO WALK ALONE WITHOUT HOLDING ON TO ANOTHER PERSON (USING A WALKING STICK OR OTHER AID IF NECESSARY)?
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If Interviewer recorded respondent status = 1. Observed walking without help of another person or using support or Ability to walk alone = 1. Yes »
 
     
   
If Interviewer recorded respondent status = 1. Observed walking without help of another person or using support,
 
       
     
MMHSS

Medical conditions that would preclude walking

FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK A FEW QUESTIONS TO CHECK IT IS SAFE TO CARRY OUT THE TEST. DO YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS FROM RECENT SURGERY, INJURY, OR OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT MIGHT PREVENT YOU FROM WALKING?
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If Medical conditions that would preclude walking = 1. No apparent restriction »
 
         
       
MMWILL

Willingness to do the test

ARE YOU WILLING TO DO THE WALKING TEST?
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If Willingness to do the test = 1. Yes »
 
           
         
MMSAF

Whether interviewer feels test is safe

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If Medical conditions that would preclude walking != 1. No apparent restriction and Ability to walk alone != 1. Yes and Whether interviewer feels test is safe != 1. Yes »
 
     
   
MMSTOP

Interviewer skipping walking test

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If Willingness to do the test = 1. Yes and Whether interviewer feels test is safe = 1. Yes »
 
     
   
MMAVSP

Whether interviewer feels there is suitable space

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If Whether interviewer feels there is suitable space = 1. Suitable space available »
 
       
     
MMWALA

Whether timed walk feels safe

THIS IS OUR WALKING COURSE. I WANT YOU TO WALK TO THE OTHER END OF THE COURSE AT YOUR USUAL WALKING PACE, JUST AS IF YOU WERE WALKING DOWN THE STREET TO GO TO THE SHOPS. WALK ALL THE WAY PAST THE OTHER END OF THE TAPE BEFORE YOU STOP. I WILL WALK WITH YOU. DO YOU FEEL THIS WOULD BE SAFE?
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If Whether timed walk feels safe = 1. Yes »
 
         
       
MMTRYA

Results of first walking trial

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If Results of first walking trial = 1. Completed successfully »
 
           
         
MMWLKA

Time of first walking trial

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MMTRYB

Results of second walking trial

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If Results of second walking trial = 1. Completed successfully »
 
             
           
MMWLKB

Time of second walking trial

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If Results of first walking trial = 1. Completed successfully or Results of second walking trial = 1. Completed successfully
 
     
   
MMPAIN

Whether pain performing walking task

DID YOU HAVE PAIN WHILE YOU WERE PERFORMING THE WALKING TEST?
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MMRECR

Type of floor surface

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MMAID

Type of aid used

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If (Results of first walking trial != 1. Completed successfully) and (Results of second walking trial != 1. Completed successfully) »
 
       
     
MMCOM

Why walking test not completed details

       
End of MM. Timed Walk
Start of MM. Timed Walk

If age >= 60 »

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MMSCHS
Interviewer recorded respondent status

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1. Observed walking without help of another person or using support
2. Observed walking with help of another person or using support
3. Not observed - in wheelchair
4. Not observed - bed bound
5. Not observed - uncertain if respondent has impairment

If Interviewer recorded respondent status (MMSCHS) = 2. Observed walking with help of another person or using support or Interviewer recorded respondent status (MMSCHS) = 3. Not observed - in wheelchair or Interviewer recorded respondent status (MMSCHS) = 4. Not observed - bed bound or Interviewer recorded respondent status (MMSCHS) = 5. Not observed - uncertain if respondent has impairment »

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MMALONE
Ability to walk alone

I WOULD LIKE TO TEST WHETHER YOU CAN WALK A VERY SHORT DISTANCE COMFORTABLY. (CAN I JUST CHECK,) ARE YOU ABLE TO WALK ALONE WITHOUT HOLDING ON TO ANOTHER PERSON (USING A WALKING STICK OR OTHER AID IF NECESSARY)?
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1. Yes
2. Yes but aid unavailable
3. No

If Interviewer recorded respondent status (MMSCHS) = 1. Observed walking without help of another person or using support or Ability to walk alone (MMALONE) = 1. Yes »

| | If Interviewer recorded respondent status (MMSCHS) = 1. Observed walking without help of another person or using support,

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MMHSS
Medical conditions that would preclude walking

FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK A FEW QUESTIONS TO CHECK IT IS SAFE TO CARRY OUT THE TEST. DO YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS FROM RECENT SURGERY, INJURY, OR OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT MIGHT PREVENT YOU FROM WALKING?
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1. No apparent restriction
2. Yes, recent surgery
3. Yes, injury
4. Yes, other health condition

| | | If Medical conditions that would preclude walking (MMHSS) = 1. No apparent restriction »

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MMWILL
Willingness to do the test

ARE YOU WILLING TO DO THE WALKING TEST?
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1. Yes
2. No

| | | | If Willingness to do the test (MMWILL) = 1. Yes »

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MMSAF
Whether interviewer feels test is safe

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1. Yes
2. No

If Medical conditions that would preclude walking (MMHSS) != 1. No apparent restriction and Ability to walk alone (MMALONE) != 1. Yes and Whether interviewer feels test is safe (MMSAF) != 1. Yes »

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MMSTOP
Interviewer skipping walking test

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1. Continue

If Willingness to do the test (MMWILL) = 1. Yes and Whether interviewer feels test is safe (MMSAF) = 1. Yes »

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MMAVSP
Whether interviewer feels there is suitable space

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1. Suitable space available
2. No suitable space

| | If Whether interviewer feels there is suitable space (MMAVSP) = 1. Suitable space available »

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MMWALA
Whether timed walk feels safe

THIS IS OUR WALKING COURSE. I WANT YOU TO WALK TO THE OTHER END OF THE COURSE AT YOUR USUAL WALKING PACE, JUST AS IF YOU WERE WALKING DOWN THE STREET TO GO TO THE SHOPS. WALK ALL THE WAY PAST THE OTHER END OF THE TAPE BEFORE YOU STOP. I WILL WALK WITH YOU. DO YOU FEEL THIS WOULD BE SAFE?
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1. Yes
2. No

| | | If Whether timed walk feels safe (MMWALA) = 1. Yes »

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MMTRYA
Results of first walking trial

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1. Completed successfully
2. Attempted but unable to complete
3. Stopped by the interviewer because of safety reasons
4. Respondent refused

| | | | If Results of first walking trial (MMTRYA) = 1. Completed successfully »

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MMWLKA
Time of first walking trial

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0.00..997.00

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MMTRYB
Results of second walking trial

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1. Completed successfully
2. Attempted but unable to complete
3. Stopped by the interviewer because of safety reasons
4. Respondent refused

| | | | | If Results of second walking trial (MMTRYB) = 1. Completed successfully »

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MMWLKB
Time of second walking trial

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0.00..997.00

If Results of first walking trial (MMTRYA) = 1. Completed successfully or Results of second walking trial (MMTRYB) = 1. Completed successfully

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MMPAIN
Whether pain performing walking task

DID YOU HAVE PAIN WHILE YOU WERE PERFORMING THE WALKING TEST?
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1. Yes
2. No

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MMRECR
Type of floor surface

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1. Linoleum/tile/ wood
2. Low-pile carpet
3. Thick-pile carpet
4. Concrete
5. Others

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MMAID
Type of aid used

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1. None
2. Walking stick or cane
3. Elbow crutches
4. Walking frame
5. Others

| | If (Results of first walking trial (MMTRYA) != 1. Completed successfully) and (Results of second walking trial (MMTRYB) != 1. Completed successfully) »

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End of MM. Timed Walk