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assessment, comprehensive geriatric assessment, functional status, older adult, physical performance measures



  1. Wells, Margaret PhD, RN, ANP
  2. Wade, Margaret DNP, RN, FNP


Abstract: Performing a comprehensive geriatric assessment that includes objective physical performance measures is important. Gait speed and the Timed Up and Go test have been shown to predict health decline and mortality in older adults. Detecting subtle functional changes in older adults will help nurse practitioners provide optimal care.