Journal article

Determinants of Performance in the Timed up-and-go and Six-Minute Walk Tests in Young and Old Healthy Adults

Gallin Montgomery, Jamie McPhee, Mati Paasuke, Sarianna Sipila, Andrea B Maier, Jean-Yves Hogrel, Hans Degens

Journal of Clinical Medicine | MDPI | Published : 2020


The aim of this study was to assess associations between performance in the timed up-and-go (TUG) and six-minute walk distance (6MWD) with physiological characteristics in young and old healthy adults. Thereto, we determined TUG, 6MWD, normalised jump power, centre of pressure displacement during 1-leg standing, forced expiratory volume in 1 s, percentage of age-predicted maximal heart rate (HR%) and height in 419 healthy young (men: 23.5 ± 2.8 years, women: 23.2 ± 2.9 years) and old (men: 74.6 ± 3.2 years, women: 74.1 ± 3.2 years) adults. Normalised jump power explained 8% and 19% of TUG in young (p = 0.025) and older men (p < 0.001), respectively. When fat mass percentage and age were adde..

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