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

Sheung Mei Shamay Ng, Susanna Y. Cheung, Lauren S W Lai, Ann S L Liu, Selena H I Ieong, Shirley S M Fong

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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. M. Ng et al.
Original languageEnglish
Article number642362
JournalBioMed Research International
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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