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TIMED UP AND GO

1. The TUG is an objective measure of basic mobility and balance maneuvers that assesses an individual’s ability to perform sequential motor tasks relative to walking and turning.
2. The TUG requires subjects to stand up from a chair, walk a distance of 3 meters, turn around, walk back to the chair and seat themselves.
3. The subject is permitted to use a walking aid if one is normally required and is allowed to walk through the test once before the timed session is undertaken.
4. The TUG may not be suitable for use with cognitively impaired subjects; although verbal cueing can help.
5. Because normative data is not available for the TUG, its primary use has been assessment of change within the individual.
6. Overall, the TUG is a limited measure that addresses relatively fewer aspects of balance than the Berg Baance Test.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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