Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

GUG Test

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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GUG Test

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