30 Second Sit to Stand Test:
Use a straight back chair with a solid seat that is 16” high. Ask participant to sit on the chair with arms folded across
“Stand up and sit down as quickly as possible, keeping your arms folded across your chest. Do this for 30 seconds.”
The person testing counts the times the client comes to a full standing position in 30 seconds.
TABLE 2. Normative values of 1,038 Hong Kong elderly in 5-year age ranges for 30-sec chair stand test (mean 6 SD), compared to US norms and
Hong Kong mean ranked against US percentile (Rikli and Jones, 2001)
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