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Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:642362. doi: 10.1155/2013/642362. Epub 2013 Sep 11.

Association of seat height and arm position on the five times sit-to-stand test times of stroke survivors.

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  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To investigate (1) the association of seat height and (2) the association of arm position on the five times sit-to-stand test (FTSTS) times of individuals with stroke.

DESIGN:

A cross-sectional study.

SETTING:

University-based rehabilitation centre.

SUBJECTS:

Patients (n = 43) with chronic stroke.

METHODS:

The times in completing the FTSTS with different seat height (85%, 100%, and 115% knee height) and arm positions (arms across chest, hands on thighs).

RESULTS:

FTSTS times were significantly different between 85% and 100% seat heights, and between the 85% and 115% seat heights in both arm positions. However, there was no significant difference between the FTSTS times with the two arm positions at any seat height tested.

CONCLUSION:

Seat heights lower than the knee height result in longer FTSTS times, whereas arms positions did not significantly affect the FTSTS times.

PMID:
24106711
PMCID:
PMC3784070
DOI:
10.1155/2013/642362
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