Population-based reference values for the 1-min sit-to-stand test
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To determine reference values for the 1-min sit-to-stand (STS) test in an adult population.
Cross-sectional study nested within a nationwide health promotion campaign in Switzerland. Adults performed the STS test and completed questions on demographics and health behavior.
6,926 out of 7,753 (89.3 %) adults were able to complete the STS test. The median number of repetitions ranged from 50/min (25–75th percentile 41–57/min) in young men and 47/min (39–55/min) in young women aged 20–24 years to 30/min (25–37/min) in older men and 27/min (22–30/min) in older women aged 75–79 years.
The reference values support the interpretation of 1-min STS test performance and identification of subjects with decreased lower body muscular strength and endurance.
KeywordsLower body strength Endurance Interpretation Reference values Sit-to-stand test
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