II. Technique: Direct patient to do the following

  1. Rise from sitting position
  2. Walk 10 feet
  3. Turn around
  4. Return to chair and sit down

III. Interpretation

  1. Patient takes <20 seconds to complete test
    1. Adequate for independent transfers and mobility
    2. However, risk of falls increases, if test takes >12 seconds to complete
  2. Patient requires >30 seconds to complete test
    1. Suggests higher dependence and risk of of falls

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