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Reference values for the five-repetition sit-to-stand test: a descriptive meta-analysis of data from elders.

Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, 358 Mansfield Road, Storrs, CT 06269-2101, USA.
Perceptual and Motor Skills (Impact Factor: 0.66). 09/2006; 103(1):215-22. DOI: 10.2466/PMS.103.5.215-222
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ABSTRACT This meta-analysis was conducted to generate normative values for the 5-repetition sit-to-stand (STS) test suitable for application to individuals at least 60 years of age. A thorough review of the literature yielded 13 papers (14 studies) relevant to this purpose. After the exclusion of potentially unrepresentative data, meta-analysis of these 13 papers indicated that judgments about normal performance should be based on age. Analysis demonstrated that individuals with times for 5 repetitions of this test exceeding the following can be considered to have worse than average performance: 11.4 sec (60 to 69 years), 12.6 sec. (70 to 79 years), and 14.8 sec. (80 to 89 years).

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