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Test-retest reliability of a battery of sensory motor and physiological measures of aging.
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PMID:  9172190     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report test-retest reliabilities for a battery of tests (vision, hearing, vibration sense, proprioception, forced expiratory volume, blood pressure, grip strength, and sway) shown previously to predict functional age. Fifty women aged 60 to 86 were retested on the battery after 3 months. All tests except proprioception and blood pressure had reliabilities between .70 and .94. We conclude that the battery provides reliable measures of sensory, motor, and physiological variables which may be used as markers of biological aging in psychological research.
K J Anstey; G A Smith; S Lord
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-27     Completed Date:  1997-06-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  831-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / physiology*
Arousal / physiology*
Attention / physiology*
Geriatric Assessment
Middle Aged
Motor Skills / physiology*
Neuropsychological Tests / statistics & numerical data*
Perception / physiology*

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