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What it measures:

This test measures the number of times an individual can stand from a chair with no assistance in 30 seconds. This test is used to assess functional lower body strength. Primarily used for ages 60 and above. Can be used for people with functional disabilities such as osteoarthritis at younger ages. (Rikli and Jones, 1999)

Target Population:

Categories of age for use start from age 60 and go to age 94. Each category of age includes 5 years. (Rikli and Jones, 2013) This test is also used on patients with hip osteoarthritis. (Wright et al, 2011)

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