Timed Up and Go (TUG) for Cerebral Palsy
What it measures:
The Timed "Up and Go" Test (TUG) is a performance measure designed to assess the speed of a functional walk (stand up, walk 3 m, turn around, walk back, and sit down). The purpose of the test is to assess mobility, balance, walking ability, and fall risk in older adults; however, the test can be used for other populations. A longer time to complete the test indicates an increased fall risk.
This summary contains information on use of the TUG in patients or clients with cerebral palsy (CP).
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Date: October 29, 2014
Content Type: Test & Measure
George Fulk, PT, PhD
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