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Developing a comprehensive measure of mobility: mobility over varied environments scale (MOVES)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2017
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Title
Developing a comprehensive measure of mobility: mobility over varied environments scale (MOVES)
Published in
BMC Public Health, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4450-1
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Jana A. Hirsch, Meghan Winters, Joanie Sims-Gould, Philippa J. Clarke, Nathalie Ste-Marie, Maureen Ashe, Heather A. McKay

Abstract

While recent work emphasizes the multi-dimensionality of mobility, no current measure incorporates multiple domains of mobility. Using existing conceptual frameworks we identified four domains of mobility (physical, cognitive, social, transportation) to create a "Mobility Over Varied Environments Scale" (MOVES). We then assessed expected patterns of MOVES in the Canadian population. An expert panel identified survey items within each MOVES domain from the Canadian Community Health Survey- Healthy Aging Cycle (2008-2009) for 28,555 (weighted population n = 12,805,067) adults (≥45 years). We refined MOVES using principal components analysis and Cronbach's alpha and weighted items so each domain was 10 points. Expected mobility trends, as assessed by average MOVES, were examined by sociodemographic and health factors, and by province, using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). MOVES ranged from 0 to 40, where 0 represents individuals who are immobile and 40 those who are fully mobile. Mean MOVES was 29.58 (95% confidence interval (CI) 29.49, 29.67) (10th percentile: 24.17 (95% CI 23.96, 24.38), 90th percentile: 34.70 (CI 34.55, 34.85)). MOVES scores were lower for older, female, and non-white Canadians with worse health and lower socioeconomic status. MOVES was also lower for those who live in less urban areas. MOVES is a holistic measure of mobility for characterizing older adult mobility across populations. Future work should examine individual or neighborhood predictors of MOVES and its relationship to broader health outcomes. MOVES holds utility for research, surveillance, evaluation, and interventions around the broad factors influencing mobility in older adults.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 75 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 17%
Researcher 12 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 7%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 11 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 16%
Social Sciences 12 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 9%
Engineering 2 3%
Arts and Humanities 2 3%
Other 17 23%
Unknown 23 31%

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