The validity of the SPPB was established as part of the EPESE.
As part of the EPESE, both gait speed and SPPB were found to predict future disability over 1 and 4 year periods.
The NC EPESE Survey was designed to capture information about this study population at four consecutive time points over 12 years.
There was a large attrition rate over the 12 years of the NC EPESE Survey.
An 8-year follow-up of 1,800 senior citizens in the New Haven EPESE
cohort yielded similar results: 523 (29 percent) had 1,056 police encounters.
Data were obtained from the population-based Hispanic EPESE (Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies in the Elderly) that studied Hispanics in Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado between 1993 and 2001.
The Hispanic EPESE is one of the best-designed and executed studies to date on elderly Hispanics in the southern and western United States.
Correlates of depressive symptomatology among older community dwelling Mexican Americans: The Hispanic EPESE
Social networks and disability transitions across eight intervals of yearly data in the New Haven EPESE
Evidence for a black-white crossover in all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality in an older population: The North Carolina EPESE
Correlates of depressive syptomatology among older community-dwelling Mexican Americans: The Hispanic EPESE