With Age

Multisystem Processes & Disorders

{"ops":[{"insert":"The \u0022Timed Up and Go\u0022 test"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test is a screening tool that assists clinicians in identifying patients who are at risk of falling. It is recommended for routine use by both the American Geriatric Society and the British Geriatric Society and also advocated by the National Institute of Clinical Evidence (NICE) guidelines.\n\nThe patient is asked to rise from a seated position, walk at a comfortable pace in a straight line for 3 meters, turn around, and then return to the seat. A practice run should be performed beforehand. Their usual footwear and walking aids should be used if applicable. A score \u003E13.5 seconds is used as the cut-off to identify persons at increased risk of falling while at home.\n\nThere has been interest in using inertial sensors "}]}

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