Function in Sitting Test Calculator


The function in sitting test is a bedside evaluation of sitting balance – sensory, motor, proactive, reactive, & steady state.

Scoring Key

  • 4 = Independent (completes task independently & successfully)
  • 3 = Verbal cues/increased time (completes task independently & successfully and only needs more time/cues)
  • 2 = Upper extremity support (must use UE for support or assistance to complete successfully)
  • 1 = Needs assistance (unable to complete w/o physical assist; document level: min, mod, max)
  • 0 = Dependent (requires complete physical assist; unable to complete successfully even w/physical assist)


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