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Title: Monitorization of timed up and go phases in elderly
Authors: Lima, Miguel
Rocha-Rodrigues, Sílvia
Bezerra, Pedro
Rodrigues, Luis Paulo
Cancela, José Maria
Keywords: Active aging
Functional mobility
Quality of life
Timed up and go
Inertial sensor
Issue Date: 27-Oct-2020
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
Citation: Lima, M., Rocha-Rodrigues, S., Bezerra, P., Rodrigues, L.P. & Cancela, J.M.(2020). Monitorization of timed up and go phases in elderly. Physical & occupational therapy in geriatrics, 39(2), 169-181. Doi: 10.1080/02703181.2020.1836111
Abstract: Aims: to characterize functional mobility during timed “Up and Go” (TUG) test using WivaVR science sensor and to identify which parameter of TUG test best correlates with healthrelated outcomes in elderly. Methods: 1598 participants (71.53 ± 4.99 y, 64.1% women) were recruited. The body mass index (BMI), muscle strength, health status, and all TUG phases (sit-to-stand, gait-to-go, turning, gait-return, and stand-to-sit) were evaluated. 5-TUG performance-group scores are reported for the <20th; 20–40th,40–60th, 60–80th, 80–100th percentiles, as there is no health standard cutoff for Portuguese elderly. The Pearson’s correlations were assessed between variables (p < 0.05). Results: The best TUG performers (<20th) presented better results than the other groups for all tests, with the exception of the Turning phase. Both gait, sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit were inversely correlated with health status and muscle strength, and positively correlated with BMI. Conclusions: All phases of TUG test are an important tool to assess functional mobility, providing complementary data for clinical settings in elderly population.
ISSN: 0270-3181
1541-3152 (online)
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