Timed Up and Go (TUG)

Purpose/Background
To assess mobility
Instructions
Patients wear their regular footwear and can use a walking aid, if needed.
 
Begin by having the patient sit back in a standard arm chair and identify a line 3 meters, or 10 feet away, on the floor.

References
Bohannon RW. Reference values for the Timed Up and Go Test: A Descriptive Meta-Analysis. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2006;29(2):64-8.
 
Shumway-Cook A, Brauer S, Woollacott M. Predicting the probability for falls in community-dwelling older adults using the timed up & go test. Phys Ther. 2000;80:896-903.
 
Kristensen MT, Foss NB, Kehlet H. Timed “Up and Go” Test as a predictor of falls within 6 months after hip fracture surgery. Phys Ther. 2007.87(1):24-30.
When I say Go, I want you to:
Stand up from the chair.
Walk to the line on the floor at your normal pace.
Turn.
Walk back to the chair at your normal pace.
Sit down again.
On the word “Go”, click the START button.
Stop timing after patient sits back down.

Always stay by the patient for safety.

GO!
TUG STOPWATCH


                  

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