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|Title: ||Impact of the use of three dimensions of a walker in the functional performance profile in institutionalized elderly|
|Authors: ||Pedro Parreira|
|Issue Date: ||1-Mar-2019|
|Citation: ||Pedro Parreira, Manuel Lopes, César Fonseca, Javier Berrocal, Jaime Galán, Arménio Cruz (2019). Impact of the use of three dimensions of a walker in the functional performance profile in institutionalized elderly. In: Braga, L. M., Alves, E. C., Siman, A. G., Fani, M. O., & Santos, F. B. (2019). CISBETI 2019-International Congress of Health, Well-Being, Technology and Innovation. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), 448. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12919-019-0166-9|
|Abstract: ||Aging is associated with acute and chronic problems that can affect
the mobility and independence of the elderly in self-care. Currently,
there are several types of walkers on the market, which aim to compensate
mobility limitations and fall episodes, however, different performance
profiles may be associated with them. For the purpose of
the study, a performance profile was defined for institutionalized elderly
people, such as time spent walking speed, heart rate variance,
and energy expenditure incurred in the institutionalization of the Expanded
Timed Up and Go Test.
To compare the performance profile of institutionalized elderly
people taking into account the time spent, walking speed, heart rate
variance and the energy cost incurred in carrying out the Expanded Timed Up and Go Test in the use of a walker in its three dimensions:
fixed, two wheels and four wheels.
A quasi-experimental study, pre and post-test, single-group, in institutionalized
When considering the variables of the performance profile when
comparing the 3 dimensions of the walker, significant differences
were observed in the time covered (X2 = 15.80, p <0.001) and walking
speed (X2 = 15.80, p <0.001). Statistically significant differences
were not found in the remaining variables.
To the extent that there is no single ideal walker, but personalized to
the person's characteristics and needs, it is important to carry out
new studies that allow the development and innovation of these devices,
as well as the incorporation of new technologies into the competencies
of nurses, as is the case of nurses who specialize in
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