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Survival predictors in the very elderly
The cutoff points for gait speed in oldest old people need to be re-evaluated. In oldest old people aged 85 years, slow gait speed (?0.40 m/s in women and ?0.45 m/s in men) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living disability are both predictors of survival. Assessment of Instrumental Activities of Daily Living could be a better tool for short- and long-term prognostication of survival in oldest old people.  The American Journal of Medicine (12/2012)