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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 353252, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/353252
Research Article

The de Morton Mobility Index: Normative Data for a Clinically Useful Mobility Instrument

1Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9
2Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3800, Australia
3Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4

Received 19 April 2012; Accepted 14 July 2012

Academic Editor: Richard D. Semba

Copyright © 2012 E. M. Macri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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