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30-Second Sit-to-Stand Test

Time required: 1–2 minutes

Equipment needed: Chair and stopwatch

Falls risk criteria: Dependent on age and gender (see below)

The 30-Second Sit-to-Stand Test assesses lower limb strength and endurance and involves measuring how many sit-to-stand movements from a standard chair can be completed within a 30-second timeframe.

A below average score for the individual’s age and gender indicates an increased risk for falls. 

30-Second Sit-to-Stand Test below average scores

AgeMenWomen
60-64< 14< 12
65-69< 12< 11
70-74< 12< 10
75-79< 11< 10
80-84< 10< 9
85-89< 8< 8
90-94< 7< 4

5x Sit-to-Stand Test

Time required: 1–2 minutes

Equipment required: Chair and stopwatch

Falls risk criteria: A time of 13.6 or more seconds indicates an increased risk of mobility disability.

The 5x Sit-to-Stand Test, similar to the 30-Second Sit-to-Stand Test, assesses lower limb strength and endurance. It involves measuring the time it takes to complete five sit-to-stand movements from a standard chair as quickly as possible.

The inability to rise from a chair five times in less than 13.6 seconds is associated with mobility disability.

If the individual uses their upper limbs to assist during the test then the score is zero.

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