Timed Get Up and Go Assessment Tool (TUG)

  • Technique: Direct patient to do the following
    1. Rise from sitting position
    2. Walk 10 feet
    3. Turn around
    4. Return to chair and sit down
  • Interpretation
    1. Patient takes <20 seconds to complete test
      1. Adequate for independent transfers and mobility
    2. Patient requires >30 seconds to complete test
      1. Suggests higher dependence and risk of of falls
  • http://rgps.on.ca/giic/GiiC/pdfs/8%20Assessment%20forms%20for%20Clinicians%20-%20The%20Timed%20Up%20and%20Go%20Test.pdf

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