Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly
Get Up and Go Test
Purpose : Observation of balance and gait, without timing.
Admin time : 5 min
User Friendly : High
Administered by : GP or nurse
Content : Instructions for the assessment and recording of balance and gait problems.
Author : Mathias S, 1986
Ref.: Mathias S, Nayak US, Isaacs B. Balance in elderly patients: the "get-up and go" test. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1986 Jun;67(6):387-9.
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