‘Timed Up and Go’ test

Age, gender and cognitive impairment stratified normative values of older adults

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Aims: The aim of this study was to establish ‘Timed up and Go’ test (TUG) normative data among community dwelling older adults stratified based on cognitive status, gender and age groups. Methods A total of 2084 community dwelling older adults from wave I and II were recruited through a multistage random sampling method. TUG was performed using the standard protocol and scores were then stratified based on with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI), gender and in a 5-year age groups ranging from ages of 60’s to 80’s. Results: 529(16%) participants were identified to have MCI. Past history of falls and medical history of hypertension, heart disease, joint pain, hearing and vision problem, and urinary incontinence were found to have influenced TUG performance. Cognitive status as a mediator, predicted TUG performance even when both gender and age were controlled for (B 0.24, 95% CI (0.02-0.47), β 0.03, t 2.10, p = 0.36). Further descriptive analysis showed, participants with MCI, women and older in age took a longer time to complete TUG, as compared to men with MCI across all age groups with exceptions for some age groups. Conclusion: These results suggested that MCI needs to be taken into consideration when testing older adults using TUG, besides age and gender factors. Data using fast speed TUG may be required among older adults with and without MCI for further understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0185641
JournalPLoS One
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

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‘Timed Up and Go’ test : Age, gender and cognitive impairment stratified normative values of older adults. / Ibrahim, Azianah; Ajit Singh, Devinder Kaur; Shahar, Suzana.

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