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Title: Floor transfer test for assessing people with chronic stroke
Authors: Ng, SSM 
Fong, SSM
Chan, CWL
Fung, FMC
Pang, PKW
Tsang, NNL
Yeung, CLH
Kwong, PWH
Tse, MMY 
Tam, EWC
Keywords: Balance
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Foundation for Rehabilitation Information
Source: Journal of rehabilitation medicine, 2015, v. 47, no. 6, p. 489-494 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of rehabilitation medicine 
Abstract: Objective: To investigate: (i) intra-rater, inter-rater and testretest reliability of the Timed Floor Transfer Test (FTT); (ii) validity of FTT times with stroke-specific impairments and functional mobility; and (iii) cut-off time that best discriminates people with stroke from healthy older adults. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: University-based rehabilitation laboratory. Subjects: Forty-seven people with stroke and 35 healthy older adults. Methods: FTT completion times were measured along with a Fugl-Meyer assessment of the lower extremities (FMA-LE); Five Times Sit-To-Stand Test (FTSTST) completion times, Berg Balance Scale (BBS) scores; Timed "Up & Go" (TUG) test; and assessment using the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC). Results: FTT completion times showed good to excellent intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reliability. The minimal detectable change of FTT completion times was 7.7 s. A cut-off time of 8.8 s was found to discriminate well between people with stroke and healthy older adults. The FTT times showed significant negative correlation with FMA-LE scores and BBS scores, and significant positive correlation with FTSTS completion times and TUG times. Conclusion: The FTT is a reliable clinical test for assessing the floor-transfer ability of people with chronic stroke.
ISSN: 1650-1977
EISSN: 1651-2081
DOI: 10.2340/16501977-1958
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