NDA Findings 3

New metrics for exploring the relationship between mobility and successful ageing

Lynn McInnes, Northumbria University

Finding Synopsis

A decline in health is often a major worry as people grow older. People fear not being able to look after themselves and being a burden  onto others. Often a cause of this dependence is a decline in mobility. This study aimed to examine mobility patterns in successfully ageing adults and to assess the relationship between mobility, health and lifestyle by examining the predictors and consequences of mobility.  The findings will help to determine interventions that could have an impact on maintenance of mobility, so that future generations can be   informed of these interventions and encouraged to implement them. The study also examined the utility and acceptability of mobility   tracking technologies as healthcare interventions.

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