Vol. 49 No. 5 May 2015

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 885

Original Article

A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study That Defined Normative Population Data for the Life-Space Mobility Assessment-Composite Score Jane Phillips, RN, PhD, MRCNA, Eleonora Dal Grande, BSc(Hons), MPH, Christine Ritchie, MD, MPSH, Amy P. Abernethy, MD, PhD, and David C. Currow, BMed, MPH, PhD, FRACP Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care (J.P.), Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales; Population Research and Outcomes Studies Unit (E.D.G.), Discipline of Medicine, Health Sciences Faculty, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; Division of Geriatrics (C.R.), Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA; Discipline, Palliative and Supportive Services (A.P.A., D.C.C.), Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia; Division of Medical Oncology (A.P.A.), Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina, USA; and Southern Adelaide Palliative Services (D.C.C.), Repatriation General Hospital, Daw Park, South Australia, Australia

Abstract Context. Mobility is linked to health status and quality of life. Life-Space Mobility Assessment (LSMA; range 0e120) measures the spatial extent of people’s excursion and physical support needs over the preceding month. Objectives. The aim of this study was to generate normative population data for an LSMA-Composite (LSMA-C) score, irrespective of age or health service contact and explore the LSM of people with diabetes, current asthma, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Methods. LSMA questions were included in the 2011 South Australian Health Omnibus Survey, a multistage, systematic, and clustered sample of household face-to-face interviews. Sociodemographic and clinical variables were explored in relation to LSMA scores using descriptive, univariable, and multivariable analyses and receiver operator curves. Results. For the 3032 respondents, the mean LSMA score was 98.3 (SD 20.3; median 100; interquartile range 34 [86e120]; range 6e120). Five percent of respondents scored

A population-based cross-sectional study that defined normative population data for the Life-Space Mobility Assessment-composite score.

Mobility is linked to health status and quality of life. Life-Space Mobility Assessment (LSMA; range 0-120) measures the spatial extent of people's ex...
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