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Field Value
CDE ID C13191
CDE Name Walking speed value
Variable Name WalkingSpeedVal
Definition

Comfortable walking speed is assessed in meters per second (m/sec) and is measured using the time to complete the central 4 meters of a 6 meter line.

Description
Instructions

* Start your patient at the beginning of a 6 meter line
* Ask patient to walk “at a comfortable pace” to the end of the line – “Walk at a comfortable pace as if you are walking in the park”. Allow participant to accelerate 1 meter and decelerate 1 meter.
* Time during the central 4 meters
* Use a stopwatch to time from when the patient’s leading limb crosses the test line and until the leading limb crosses the end test distance line.
* Comfortable walking speed is time to complete 4 meters, reported in m/sec (4 meters/time to complete that distance)

Supplemental – Highly Recommended based on study type, disease stage and disease type

Input Restrictions Free-Form Entry
Permissible Values
Question Text Walking speed
Data Type Numeric Values
Population Adult
Measurement Type meter per second
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Domain Outcomes and End Points
SubDomain Functional Outcomes
CRF Module Walking Speed
Alias Aliases for variable name not defined
Classification Supplemental–Highly Recommended
Copyright/Trademark
Previous Title Walking Speed
References

Perry J, Garrett M, Gronley JK, Mulroy SJ. Classification of walking handicap in the stroke population. Stroke 1995;26(6):982-9

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Version Date 2013-06-21T00:00:00
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