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.

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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

       
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