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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/32555
Title:
The timed 'Up & Go' is dependent on chair type.
Authors:
Siggeirsdottir, K; Jonsson, B Y; Jonsson, H; Iwarsson, S
Citation:
Clin Rehabil 2002, 16(6):609-16
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2002
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: The timed 'Up & Go' (TUG) is a performance test identifying problems in functional mobility. More knowledge on how the type of chair used influences test results is needed. OBJECTIVE: To investigate inter-rater agreement on the time score and to assess if chair type used influenced the performance of the test. SETTING: (1) Inter-rater agreement investigation on the time score was carried out with elderly individuals living in a retirement home (n = 31). (2) Four types of chairs were tested on elderly individuals in three different health care centres (n = 100). RESULTS: The two observers were close in timing (mean difference = 0.04 s). From a reference chair the median time for TUG was 15.7 s compared with 16.9 s from a chair with a low seat (p < 0.001). It was significantly more difficult to stand up from a chair without armrests (p < 0.001), and from the lowest chair (p < 0.001), which was also the only chair difficult to sit down on (p = 0.02). CONCLUSION: The inter-rater agreement of the time scoring of the TUG has been confirmed. Test performance is dependent on chair type; chairs with armrests and a seating height of 44-47 cm should be used. Clinicians must follow standard procedures and equipment when using the test or else risk invalidating test findings.
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dc.contributor.authorSiggeirsdottir, K-
dc.contributor.authorJonsson, B Y-
dc.contributor.authorJonsson, H-
dc.contributor.authorIwarsson, S-
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-21T11:21:27Z-
dc.date.available2008-07-21T11:21:27Z-
dc.date.issued2002-09-01-
dc.date.submitted2008-07-21-
dc.identifier.citationClin Rehabil 2002, 16(6):609-16en
dc.identifier.issn0269-2155-
dc.identifier.pmid12392335-
dc.identifier.doi10.1191/0269215502cr529oa-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/32555-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: The timed 'Up & Go' (TUG) is a performance test identifying problems in functional mobility. More knowledge on how the type of chair used influences test results is needed. OBJECTIVE: To investigate inter-rater agreement on the time score and to assess if chair type used influenced the performance of the test. SETTING: (1) Inter-rater agreement investigation on the time score was carried out with elderly individuals living in a retirement home (n = 31). (2) Four types of chairs were tested on elderly individuals in three different health care centres (n = 100). RESULTS: The two observers were close in timing (mean difference = 0.04 s). From a reference chair the median time for TUG was 15.7 s compared with 16.9 s from a chair with a low seat (p < 0.001). It was significantly more difficult to stand up from a chair without armrests (p < 0.001), and from the lowest chair (p < 0.001), which was also the only chair difficult to sit down on (p = 0.02). CONCLUSION: The inter-rater agreement of the time scoring of the TUG has been confirmed. Test performance is dependent on chair type; chairs with armrests and a seating height of 44-47 cm should be used. Clinicians must follow standard procedures and equipment when using the test or else risk invalidating test findings.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://cre.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/16/6/609en
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInterior Design and Furnishingsen
dc.subject.meshLocomotionen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMusculoskeletal Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshObserver Variationen
dc.subject.meshPostureen
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Resultsen
dc.subject.meshSeverity of Illness Indexen
dc.subject.meshTask Performance and Analysisen
dc.subject.meshTime and Motion Studiesen
dc.titleThe timed 'Up & Go' is dependent on chair type.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentIcelandic Heart Association, Research Institute, KOPAVOGUR. kristin@hjarta.isen
dc.identifier.journalClinical rehabilitationen

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