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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Intra-Individual Changes in Ambulation and Functional Outcomes among Frail Elders
Principal Investigator:

Mary E Bowen

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: March 2018 - February 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $237,135
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Behavioral changes associated with ambulation activity among older adults with dementia may indicate underlying physiological vulnerabilities. Using a real-time locating system (RTLS), work by the author shows intra-individual changes in ambulation activity (e.g., continuous ambulation) are meaningful changes in behaviour associated with fall vulnerability in a population of institutionalized older adults with dementia and may indicate the onset of acute medical conditions. Other research using...

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