Five Times Sit to Stand Test as a Measure of Functional Mobility and Balance in the Elderly

Niken Pratiwi, Patricia Maria Kurnia

Abstract

The Five Times Sit to Stand Test (FTSTS Test) is an easy test to perform by the elderly in out-patient clinics since it only needs a chair to perform the test and also is able to be done in a limited area without a large space, but its capability as an alternative test of functional mobility and balance in elderly has not been widely investigated. The objective of this study was to find the correlation of the FTSTS test with the Timed Up and Go Test (TUG Test), a widely used Functional Mobility test and Functional Reach (FR Test), and its capability as one of the leading balance tests. This research used a correlational design study with 236 elderly (age 60-80 years) who performed two trials of the FTSTS, TUG, and FR tests. The FTSTS test (mean 12.6) as a measure of dynamic balance was evaluated by quantifying the strength of relationships between the FTSST and two measures of dynamic balance that it's the  TUG test (mean 10.5) and FR test (mean 26.4) using Pearson's correlation coefficient. The Pearson's correlation result showed the coefficient between the FTSTS and TUG tests (r=0.66, p<0.000), FTSTS and FR tests (r=-0.25, p<0.000), indicating that the FTSTS test is a valid measure of dynamic balance and functional mobility in older adults. The FTSTS test is a valid measure of Functional Mobility and Balance for the elderly in light of its strong correlations to the TUG and FR tests. The FTSTS test can be used as an alternative Functional mobility and Balance test in out-patient clinics with limited area without a large space.

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Pratiwi N. and Kurnia P. (2017). Five Times Sit to Stand Test as a Measure of Functional Mobility and Balance in the Elderly.In Proceedings of the International Meeting on Regenerative Medicine - Volume 1: IMRM, ISBN 978-989-758-334-6, pages 299-301. DOI: 10.5220/0007320502990301


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@conference{imrm17,
author={Niken Pratiwi and Patricia Maria Kurnia},
title={Five Times Sit to Stand Test as a Measure of Functional Mobility and Balance in the Elderly},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Meeting on Regenerative Medicine - Volume 1: IMRM,},
year={2017},
pages={299-301},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007320502990301},
isbn={978-989-758-334-6},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Meeting on Regenerative Medicine - Volume 1: IMRM,
TI - Five Times Sit to Stand Test as a Measure of Functional Mobility and Balance in the Elderly
SN - 978-989-758-334-6
AU - Pratiwi N.
AU - Kurnia P.
PY - 2017
SP - 299
EP - 301
DO - 10.5220/0007320502990301