Timed up and go test (TUG)


The timed up-and-go test (TUG) is performed by starting from a seated position, walking 3 m, turning around 180odeg, walking back 3 m to the chair, and returning to a seated position as quickly as possible. The TUG test is made up of a set of basic mobility skills key to independent living and has been suggested as a useful screening tool for identifying elderly with balance or gait deficits, thus requiring further falls-risk assessment. Studies have shown that performance in the TUG is significantly correlated with established falls-risk factors, such as postural sway, knee extension strength, and proprioception, and slower TUG times are indicative of mobility impairments. TUG test











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