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dc.contributor.authorHwang, Ritaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Normanen_US
dc.contributor.authorMandrusiak, Allisonen_US
dc.contributor.authorMudge, Alison M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSuna, Jessica M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAdsett, Julieen_US
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Trevoren_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-19T01:30:47Z
dc.date.available2018-09-19T01:30:47Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.issn1071-9164en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.09.018en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141975
dc.description.abstractBackground: The timed up and go test (TUGT) is a short-duration functional test frequently used in rehabilitation settings as a measure of balance and mobility. Reliability and validity for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) has yet to be determined. This prospective cohort study aimed to determine test-retest reliability of the TUGT in patients with CHF, relationships between the TUGT and other variables, including functional tests, and predictors of the TUGT. Methods and Results: This was a secondary analysis of data collected in a multicenter randomized controlled trial of exercise training in recently hospitalized patients with heart failure (EJECTION-HF). The TUGT was conducted twice at baseline to determine reliability. Assessments were compared with 6-minute walk distance (6MWD), 10-m walk test time, and other clinical variables. Intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was used to determine test-retest reliability and correlations for relationships with other variables. A multiple regression was used to identify predictors of the TUGT. In 278 participants (mean age 62 years), the TUGT demonstrated excellent within-day test-retest reliability (ICC 0.93). A shorter (better) TUGT time was associated with longer 6MWD (r 5 0.81; P ! .001) and shorter 10-m walk test time (rs 5 0.80; P ! .001). Best predictors of the TUGT were 6MWD and age, which accounted for 66% of the variance. Conclusions: The TUGT appears to be a reliable and valid functional measurement in patients with CHF.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageenglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Cardiac Failureen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399en_US
dc.titleTimed Up and Go Test: A Reliable and Valid Test in Patients With Chronic Heart Failureen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.en_US
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