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Title: The sitting and rising test for assessing people with chronic stroke
Authors: Ng, SSM 
Fong, SSM
Chan, WLS
Hung, BKY
Chung, RKS
Chim, THT
Kwong, PWH
Liu, TW
Tse, MMY 
Chung, RCK
Keywords: Outcomes
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Society of Physical Therapy Science
Source: Journal of physical therapy science, 2016, v. 28, no. 6, p. 1701-1708 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of physical therapy science 
Abstract: [Purpose] To investigate the inter-rater and test-retest reliability of the sitting-rising test (SRT), the correlations of sitting-rising test scores with measures of strength, balance, community integration and quality of life, as well as the cut-off score which best discriminates people with chronic stroke from healthy older adults were investigated.
[Subjects and Methods] Subjects with chronic stroke (n=30) and healthy older adults (n=30) were recruited. The study had a cross-sectional design, and was carried out in a university rehabilitation laboratory. Sitting-rising test performance was scored on two occasions. Other measurements included ankle dorsiflexor and plantarflexor strength, the Fugl-Meyer assessment, the Berg Balance Scale, the timed up and go test, the five times sit-to-stand test, the limits of stability test, and measures of quality of health and community integration.
[Results] Sitting-rising test scores demonstrated good to excellent inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities (ICC=0.679 to 0.967). Sitting-rising test scores correlated significantly with ankle strength, but not with other test results. The sittingrising test showed good sensitivity and specificity. A cut-off score of 7.8 best distinguished healthy older adults from stroke subjects.
[Conclusions] The sitting-rising test is a reliable and sensitive test for assessing the quality of sitting and rising movements. Further studies with a larger sample are required to investigate the test’s validity.
ISSN: 0915-5287 (print)
2187-5626 (online)
DOI: 10.1589/jpts.28.1701
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