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chair stand

, chair-stand test (chăr) [O.Fr.]
The time it takes to rise from a seated position in a straight-backed chair to a standing position unsupported. The test may be performed in several ways. In one assessment the subject gets up from a chair five times, and the time it takes to complete these maneuvers is measured. In another assessment the number of times the patient can get up and down in 30 sec is counted. The test is one of several used in physical therapy and gerontology to assess balance, endurance, mobility, and strength.
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A 30-s chair-stand test as a measure of lower body strength in community-residing older adults.
Beam, "A 30-s chair-stand test as a measure of lower body strength in community-residing older adults," Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, vol.
The chair-stand test consisted of how often they could rise from a chair to a standing position in one minute.
The chair-stand test can be used to monitor lower-body strength since it quantifies the maximum number of chair-stands completed within 30 s [22].
Moreover, among subjects who completed the physical performance tests, those with the best scores on the grip strength test, chair-stand test, and single leg stance had 25%, 20%, and 13% lower risk of sustaining fall-related injuries as compared with subjects who performed worse on these tests, respectively.
Jones CJ, Rikli RE, Beam WC (1999) A 30-s chair-stand test as a measure of lower body strength in community-residing older adults.
The tai chi group showed significant improvements, compared with the control group, in the WOMAC physical function score; the patient and physician global assessment scores (on visual analog scales); a timed chair-stand test; an assessment of knee proprioception; and in depression scores on the Center for Epidemiology Studies Depression (CES-D) Index.
The physical-functioning tests included a 10-foot timed walk, a chair-stand test that measured how long a person took to stand from a seated position, a standing balance evaluation, and a test of grip strength.