Title

Standing from the Floor in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2016

Abstract

While considerable research has targeted physical performance in older adults, less is known about the ability to rise from the floor among community-dwelling elders. The purposes of the study were to 1) Examine physical performance correlates of timed supine to stand performance and 2) Identify the predominant motor pattern used to complete floor rise. Fifty-three community-dwelling elders over the age of 60 [x=78.5+/-8.5; 36(68%) females] performed a timed supine to stand test and physical performance assessments. Forty-eight subjects (90.6%) demonstrated an initial roll with asymmetrical squat sequence when rising to stand. Supine to stand performance time was significantly correlated with all physical performance tests, including gait speed(r= -.61; p

Comments

PMID: 26291641

DOI

10.1123/japa.2015-0081