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Title: Five Times Sit-To-Stand test completion times among older women: Influence of seat height and arm position
Authors: Ng, SSM 
Cheung, SY
Lai, LSW
Liu, ASL
Ieong, SHI
Fong, SSM
Keywords: Female
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Foundation for Rehabilitation Information
Source: Journal of rehabilitation medicine, 2015, v. 47, no. 3, p. 262-266 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of rehabilitation medicine 
Abstract: Objective: To investigate the interaction of seat height and arm position with completion times for the Five Times Sit-To-Stand test (FTSTS) in older women. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: University-based rehabilitation centre. Subjects: Thirty-three women (mean age 61.8 years, standard deviation 5.3) participated in this cross-sectional study. Methods: Time taken to complete the FTSTS with different seat heights (85%, 100% and 115% of knee height) and arm positions (arms across chest, or hands on thighs) was measured with a stopwatch. Results: FTSTS completion times differed significantly between seat heights of 85% and 115% knee height and between seat heights of 100% and 115% knee height for both arm positions. There was no significant difference between FTSTS completion times for the 2 arm positions at any seat height. Conclusion: A lower seat height resulted in longer FTSTS completion times in women over 55 years of age, whereas arm position did not significantly affect FTSTS completion times.
ISSN: 1650-1977
EISSN: 1651-2081
DOI: 10.2340/16501977-1915
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