The Timed Up and Go test

The TUG test refers to the timing of individuals when rising from a chair, walking 3 m, and turning to return to sit on the chair and it is a commonly used method of assessing functional mobility among older adults in geriatric clinics to evaluate physical performance (Podsiadio D, Richaedson S).

A sensitive and specific measure for identifying persons who are prone to fall.

A meta-analysis of 21 studies revealed a value of 9.2 seconds for individuals age 70-79 years, And in patients with test results above this limit would have a performance worse than average.

TUG test performance is an independent risk factor for non-vertebral fractures and assesses physical performance to screen patients with increased risk of fracture.

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