Get Up and Go Test

Performed with patient wearing regular footwear, using usual walking aid if needed, and sitting back in a
chair with arm rest.
On the word, “Go”, the patient is asked to do the following:
1. Stand up from the arm chair
2. Walk 3 meters (in a line)
3. Turn
4. Walk back to chair
5. Sit down

Time the second effort.

Observe patient for postural stability, steppage, stride length and sway.
Scoring:
Normal: completes task in < 10 seconds.
Abnormal: completes task in >20 seconds
Low scores correlate with good functional independence; high scores correlate with poor functional
independence and higher risk of falls.

Reproduced from: Get-up an d G o T e s t in: Mathias S, Nayak USL, Isaacs B. Balance in elderly patient” The “Get Up and Go”
Te s t . Arch Phys Med Rehabil (1986)67: 3 8 7 – 3 8 9 ;P odsiadlo D, Richardson S. The Timed “Up and Go”: A test of basic
functional mobility for frail elderly persons. J Am Geriatr Soc 1991; 39:142-148.
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