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Systematic review of timed stair tests

Elizabeth Jean Nightingale, PhD, et al.

Functional testing has advantages for testing more than one component of the motor system at once and can indicate the effects of aging. Timed stair tests provide a reliable, stable measure of function to give medical and rehabilitation professionals information about patient’s progress, comparison to a healthy population, and further practical goals. Because a timed stair test measures a greater range of motion in the lower limb and has greater strength demands and balance requirements, it may have additional benefits for testing patients who are younger or more functional despite their injury.

Volume 51 Number 3, 2014
   Pages 335 — 350

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Nightingale EJ, Pourkazemi F, Hiller CE. Systematic review of timed stair tests. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014; 51(3):335–50.
ResearcherID/ORCID: Elizabeth Jean Nightingale, PhD: E-4586-2014; Fereshteh Pourkazemi, MSc(Physiotherapy): E-4489-2014

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