Concurrent Validity of Dual-Task Walking Speed With CERAD-NP Assessment Battery in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Han suk Lee, Mansoo Ko, Hyung Ji Kim

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Objective: To explore the concurrent validity of the dual-task walking speed assessments in older adults using the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease Neuro-Psychological (CERAD-NP) Assessment Battery. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: Welfare care centers, Senior complex centers, and Dementia prevention care centers. Participants: A total of 163 community-dwelling older adults (N=163) were recruited using consecutive sampling. Participants were composed of 65 older adults with cognitive decline and 98 without cognitive decline. Interventions: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measures: This study assessed the concurrent validity between dual-task walking speed assessments and the Total II score of CERAD-NP using Spearman's rank order correlations. The effect of the dual-task walking speed assessments on the Total II score was further investigated through multiple linear regression analysis. Results: There was a moderate and statically significant association between the Total II score and all 8 dual-task walking speed assessments (P<.05). The Total II score was strongly associated with the dual tasks of walking on a straight path while counting backward and crossing over an obstacle (r=0.698, r=0.697, respectively; P<.05). According to multiple linear regression, only the dual task of walking while counting backward was significantly associated with the Total II score (P<.05). Conclusion: The dual-task walking speed assessments, which involved walking and performing a secondary task such as counting backward or crossing an obstacle on a straight path, were highly indicative of cognitive decline. The combination of results from both tasks may provide a more comprehensive evaluation of cognitive decline compared with relying solely on a single-task assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100291
JournalArchives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2023


  • Alzheimer
  • CERAD-NP Assessment Battery Cognition
  • Dual-task
  • Walking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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