Journal article

Five times sit-to-stand following stroke: Relationship with strength and balance

Benjamin F Mentiplay, Ross A Clark, Kelly J Bower, Gavin Williams, Yong-Hao Pua

Gait & Posture | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Rising from a chair is an important functional measure after stroke. Originally developed as a measure of lower-limb strength, the five times sit-to-stand test has shown associations with other measures of impairment, such as balance ability. We aimed to compare strength and balance in their relationship with the five times sit-to-stand test following stroke. METHODS: Sixty-one participants following stroke were recruited from two hospitals in this cross-sectional observational study. Participants underwent assessment of the five times sit-to-stand (measured with a stopwatch), bilateral lower-limb muscle strength of seven individual muscle groups (hand-held dynamometry), and stan..

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Funding Acknowledgements

BFM was funded by an Endeavour Research Fellowship from the Australian Government, Department of Education and Training; RAC was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship; and GW was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Translating Research into Practice Fellowship. The funding bodies had no involvement in the study.