MM. Walking Speed Measurements Module

If IAGEOF >= 60 »

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MMSCHS
INTERVIEWER: Record respondent status.

INTERVIEWER: RECORD 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: Record respondent status. (MMSCHS) != 1 Observed walking without help of another person or using »

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MMALONE
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)?

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: Record respondent status. (MMSCHS) = 1 Observed walking without help of another person or using or 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)? (MMALONE) = 1 Yes »

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MMHSS
^HSSTXT @/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?

I would now like to test whether you can walk a very short distance comfortably (using a walking stick or other aid if necessary).@/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 ^HSSTXT @/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? (MMHSS) = 1 No apparent restriction »

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MMWILL
Are you willing to do the walking test?

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


| | |  If Are you willing to do the walking test? (MMWILL) = 1 Yes »

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MMSAF
INTERVIEWER: Do you feel that it is safe to continue with the walking test?

INTERVIEWER: DO YOU FEEL THAT IT IS SAFE TO CONTINUE WITH THE WALKING TEST?
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1 Yes
2 No


If MMHSS IN [2, 3, 4] or MMHSS was answered Don't know or MMHSS was refused or MMALONE IN [3, 2] or 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)? (MMALONE) was answered Don't know or 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)? (MMALONE) was refused or INTERVIEWER: Do you feel that it is safe to continue with the walking test? (MMSAF) = 2 No or INTERVIEWER: Do you feel that it is safe to continue with the walking test? (MMSAF) was answered Don't know or INTERVIEWER: Do you feel that it is safe to continue with the walking test? (MMSAF) was refused »

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MMSTOP
INTERVIEWER: Stop test, for example saying: 'It would be safest to skip this test and move on to the next set of questions.

INTERVIEWER: STOP TEST, FOR EXAMPLE SAYING: 'IT WOULD BE SAFEST TO SKIP THIS
TEST AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT SET OF QUESTIONS.
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1 Continue

If IAGEOF >= 60 »

If Are you willing to do the walking test? (MMWILL) = 1 Yes and INTERVIEWER: Do you feel that it is safe to continue with the walking test? (MMSAF) = 1 Yes »

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MMAVSP
INTERVIEWER: Check availability of suitable space.

INTERVIEWER: CHECK AVAILABILITY OF SUITABLE SPACE.
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1 Suitable space available
2 No suitable space


| |  If INTERVIEWER: Check availability of suitable space. (MMAVSP) = 1 Suitable space available »

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MMWALA
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. @/@/INTERVIEWER: Demonstrate the walk for the respondent. @/@/(I will walk with you.) Do you feel this would be 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.
@/@/INTERVIEWER: DEMONSTRATE THE WALK FOR THE RESPONDENT.
@/@/(I WILL WALK WITH YOU.) DO YOU FEEL THIS WOULD BE SAFE?
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1 Yes
2 No


| | |  If 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. @/@/INTERVIEWER: Demonstrate the walk for the respondent. @/@/(I will walk with you.) Do you feel this would be safe? (MMWALA) = 1 Yes »

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MMSTRT
When I want you to start, I will say: 'Ready, begin!' @/@/INTERVIEWER: Ask the respondent to stand with both feet together at the start of the walking course. @/When the respondent is properly positioned at the start of the walking course, say: 'Ready, begin!' @/Press the start/stop button to start the stopwatch as the respondent's foot hits the floor across the starting line. @/If possible walk behind and to the side of the respondent. @/Stop timing when the respondent's foot hits the floor after @/the end of the walking course. @/@/@/Enter 1 to continue.

WHEN I WANT YOU TO START, I WILL SAY: 'READY, BEGIN!'
@/@/INTERVIEWER: ASK THE RESPONDENT TO STAND WITH BOTH FEET
TOGETHER AT THE START OF THE WALKING COURSE.
@/WHEN THE RESPONDENT IS PROPERLY POSITIONED AT THE START OF THE
WALKING COURSE, SAY: 'READY, BEGIN!'
@/PRESS THE START/STOP BUTTON TO START THE STOPWATCH AS THE
RESPONDENT'S FOOT HITS THE FLOOR ACROSS THE STARTING LINE.
@/IF POSSIBLE WALK BEHIND AND TO THE SIDE OF THE RESPONDENT.
@/STOP TIMING WHEN THE RESPONDENT'S FOOT HITS THE FLOOR AFTER
@/THE END OF THE WALKING COURSE.
@/@/@/ENTER 1 TO CONTINUE.
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MMTRYA
INTERVIEWER:@|Record results of first trial. @/@|@|@|Enter time at next question.

INTERVIEWER:@|RECORD RESULTS OF FIRST TRIAL.
@/@|@|@|ENTER TIME AT NEXT QUESTION.
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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 INTERVIEWER:@|Record results of first trial. @/@|@|@|Enter time at next question. (MMTRYA) = 1 Completed successfully »

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MMWLKA
INTERVIEWER:@|Record time in seconds to two decimal places.

INTERVIEWER:@|RECORD TIME IN SECONDS TO TWO DECIMAL PLACES.
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0..997

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MMWALB
Now I want you to repeat the walk. Remember to walk at your usual pace, and go all the way past the other end of the course.

NOW I WANT YOU TO REPEAT THE WALK. REMEMBER TO WALK AT YOUR
USUAL PACE, AND GO ALL THE WAY PAST THE OTHER END OF THE COURSE.
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1 Continue

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MMTRYB
INTERVIEWER:@|Record result of second trial. @/@|@|@|Enter time at next question.

INTERVIEWER:@|RECORD RESULT OF SECOND TRIAL.
@/@|@|@|ENTER TIME AT NEXT QUESTION.
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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


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MMWLKB
INTERVIEWER:@|Record time in seconds to two decimal places.

INTERVIEWER:@|RECORD TIME IN SECONDS TO TWO DECIMAL PLACES.
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If IAGEOF >= 60 »

If INTERVIEWER:@|Record results of first trial. @/@|@|@|Enter time at next question. (MMTRYA) = 1 Completed successfully or INTERVIEWER:@|Record result of second trial. @/@|@|@|Enter time at next question. (MMTRYB) = 1 Completed successfully »

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MMPAIN
INTERVIEWER: Code if respondent has commented on pain, @/@/OTHERWISE ASK: 'Did you have pain while you were performing the walking test?'

INTERVIEWER: CODE IF RESPONDENT HAS COMMENTED ON PAIN,
@/@/OTHERWISE ASK: 'DID YOU HAVE PAIN WHILE YOU WERE
PERFORMING THE WALKING TEST?'
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1 Yes
2 No


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MMRECR
^CODEFRAME @/INTERVIEWER: Record type of floor surface.

[CODE FRAME]
@/INTERVIEWER: RECORD TYPE OF FLOOR SURFACE.
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1 Linoleum/tile/ wood
2 Low-pile carpet
3 Thick-pile carpet
4 Concrete
5 Others
85 Other answer - not codable/Other answer - not codeable 1-4/Other answer - not codeable 1-4
86 Irrelevant response - not codeable/Irrelevant response - not codeable 1-4/Irrelevant response - not codeable 1-4


| |  If ^CODEFRAME @/INTERVIEWER: Record type of floor surface. (MMRECR) = 5 Others »

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MMRECRO
INTERVIEWER: Enter other type of floor surface.

INTERVIEWER: ENTER OTHER TYPE OF FLOOR SURFACE.

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MMAID
^CODEFRAME @/INTERVIEWER: Record type of aid used.

[CODE FRAME]
@/INTERVIEWER: RECORD TYPE OF AID USED.
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1 None
2 Walking stick or cane
3 Elbow crutches
4 Walking frame
5 Others
85 Other answer - not codable/Other answer - not codeable 1-4/Other answer - not codeable 1-4
86 Other answer - not codable/Other answer - not codeable 1-4/Other answer - not codeable 1-4


| |  If ^CODEFRAME @/INTERVIEWER: Record type of aid used. (MMAID) = 5 Others »

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MMAIDO
INTERVIEWER: Enter other type of aid used.

INTERVIEWER: ENTER OTHER TYPE OF AID USED.

If INTERVIEWER:@|Record results of first trial. @/@|@|@|Enter time at next question. (MMTRYA) != 1 Completed successfully and INTERVIEWER:@|Record result of second trial. @/@|@|@|Enter time at next question. (MMTRYB) != 1 Completed successfully »

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MMCOM
INTERVIEWER: Provide details about why the walking test was not completed successfully, i.e. why it was stopped for safety reasons, refused, or not completed.

INTERVIEWER: PROVIDE DETAILS ABOUT WHY THE WALKING TEST
WAS NOT COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY, I.E. WHY IT WAS STOPPED FOR
SAFETY REASONS, REFUSED, OR NOT COMPLETED.

| |  If INTERVIEWER: Provide details about why the walking test was not completed successfully, i.e. why it was stopped for safety reasons, refused, or not completed. (MMCOM) was answered and edit (EDITQRE) = 1 »

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MMCOMZ
EDITOR: CODE FRAME 63 @/MMCom : ^MMCOM

EDITOR: CODE FRAME 63
@/MMCOM : [why the walking test was not completed successfully]
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1 Unable to walk (safely)
2 Lack of space
3 Respondent refused
4 Interview not completed
5 Respondent in pain
85 Other answer - not codeable 01-05
86 Irrelevant response - not codeable 01-05