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J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Nov;25(11):3205-7. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318234e59f.

Test-retest reliability of the five-repetition sit-to-stand test: a systematic review of the literature involving adults.

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Program in Physical Therapy, Department of Kinesiology, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.


The 5-repetition sit-to-stand test (FRSTST) is a widely used measure of functional strength, particularly among older adults. The purpose of this review was to summarize the findings of research using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) to describe the test-retest reliability of the FRSTST. A search of 3 electronic databases and hand searches were used to identify relevant articles. Information on the subjects, test sessions and the ICCs reported was abstracted from the articles. The searches identified 10 relevant articles. The ICCs reported in the articles ranged from 0.64 to 0.96. The adjusted mean ICC calculated from the reported ICCs was 0.81. The test-retest reliability of the FRSTST can be interpreted as good to high in most populations and settings.

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