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Gait speed and cognitive decline over 2 years in the Ibadan study of aging

Ojagbemi, Akin; D'Este, Catherine; Verdes, Emese; Chatterji, Somnath; Gureje, Oye

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Background: The evidence suggesting that gait speed may represent a sensitive marker for cognitive decline in the elderly requires support from diverse racial groups. Objective: We investigated the relationship between gait speed and cognitive decline over 2 years in a community dwelling sample of elderly Africans. Methods: Data are from the Ibadan study of aging (ISA) conducted among a household multi-stage probability sample of 2149 Yoruba Nigerians aged 65 years or older. Gait speed was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98468
Source: Gait and Posture
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.01.011

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