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The FTSST measures the time taken to stand five times from a sitting position as quickly as possible. Researchers have described its use as a measure of lower limb strength, balance control, fall risk and exercise capacity.
Year: 2005 Authors: Whitney et al. Disease: COPD Outcome: Physical activity / Muscle strenght
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Measure: Exercise capacity
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2
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Scale: Lower scores are better Reference: Whitney, Susan & Wrisley, Diane & Marchetti, Gregory & Gee, Michael & Redfern, Mark & Furman, Joseph. (2005). Clinical Measurement of Sit-to-Stand Performance in People With Balance Disorders: Validity of Data for the Five-Times-Sit-to-Stand Test. Physical therapy. 85. 1034-45.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Notes Mostly used in elderly populations Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: Unclear Form of delivery: Medical examination Licence needed: No 45. 10.1093/ptj/85.10.1034.