Balance and mobility challenges are common in older adults and can lead to a higher chance of falling. Questionnaires are usually used to assess balance, mobility, and physical activity levels in older adults. These questionnaires may not be accurate because they are completed based on what the individual thinks they do instead of what they actually do.
The purpose of this study is to measure physical activity levels in older adults using wearable technology and compare it to a commonly used questionnaire and a newly developed questionnaire. Researchers are looking to see which questionnaire is the most accurate when compared to the resident’s real physical activity level. Results from this study can be used to determine which questionnaire is better to use in the future.
Lora Giangregorio - Principal Investigator
Karen Van Ooteghem - Co-investigator