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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.

Target Population:

This summary contains information on use of the TUG in patients or clients with cerebral palsy (CP).

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Clinical Summary

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Jun 25, 2017

CP is a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances