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					30 Second Sit to Stand Test:
Method:
Use a straight back chair with a solid seat that is 16” high. Ask participant to sit on the chair with arms folded across
their chest.

Instructions:
“Stand up and sit down as quickly as possible, keeping your arms folded across your chest. Do this for 30 seconds.”

Measurement:
The person testing counts the times the client comes to a full standing position in 30 seconds.

Outcomes:




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)

References:
Macfarlane DJ, Chou KL, Cheng YH, Chi I. Validity and normative data for thirty-second chair stand test in elderly
community-dwelling Hong Kong Chinese. Am J Hum Biol. 2006 May-Jun;18(3):418-21.

Jones CJ, Rikli RE, Beam W. A 30-s chair stand test as a measure of lower body strength in community-residing older
adults. Res Q Exerc Sport. 1999;70:113-119.

				
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