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PA and Aging Lab Practical
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chair stand test: equipment, purpose, and examples of daily tasks
-17in. chair and stopwatch
-measure lower body strength
-sitting and standing from a chair,
chair stand test: procedures and outcome measures
1. start seated in the middle of the chair, feet flat on the floor and arms across chest.
2. on "go", come to a full stand, then return to a seated position.
3. one warmup trial to check for proper form, then one test trial.
-the score is the number of repetitions performed in 30 seconds.
arm curl test: equipment, purpose, and examples of daily tasks
-chair without arms, 5-lb and 8-lb dumbbells, stopwatch
-measure upper body strength
-carrying groceries/household items, holding a baby
arm curl test: procedures and outcome measures
1. start seated in the chair closer to your dominant arm, feet flat on the floor.
2. hold weight at your side, perpendicular to floor, in a handshake grip.
3. on "go", curl the weight up through a full range of motion and back down as many times as possible for 30 seconds. palm rotates upward during the way up and returns to neutral on the way down. keep your upper arm still.
4. perform a few warm-up curls to check for correct form, then administer one test trial.
-the score is the number or repetitions completed in 30 seconds.
2 minute step test: equipment, purpose, and examples of daily tasks
-tally counter, stopwatch, tape measure, masking tape
-assess aerobic endurance
-walking for extended periods of time
2-minute step test: procedures and outcome measures
1. establish stepping height with masking tape by marking the midpoint between your kneecap and iliac crest. you can determine this by extending the cord between the middle of the patella and hip bone then doubling it over.
2. transfer the masking tape to a nearby wall to use as a guide for the correct stepping height.
3. on "go", begin stepping in place, raising each knee to the indicated height. one test trial only.
-the score is the number of full steps completed in 2 minutes, counted each time R knee reaches the target height.
chair sit-and-reach test: equipment, purpose, and examples of daily tasks
-17 in. chair, and 18 in. ruler
-assess lower body (hamstring) flexibility
-getting into and out of a car or bathtub
chair sit-and-reach test: procedures and outcome measures
1. start seated, with crease at top of chair even with the edge of chair. preferred leg is extended straight with ankle flexed to 90 degrees. other leg is bent and off to the side, foot flat on floor.
2. have hands overlapping and middle fingers even and reach towards toes as far as possible. knee of extended leg must remain straight.
3. two practice trials then two test trials.
-record scores to nearest half inch. record a minus score if reach is short of toes and a plus score if reach goes beyond toes.
8-foot up and go test: equipment, purpose, and examples of daily tasks
-17in. chair, stopwatch, tape measure, cone
-assess agility and dynamic balance.
-getting up to answer the phone or attend to something in the kitchen
8-foot up and go test: procedures and outcome measures
1. start seated in middle of chair. hands on thighs, one foot slightly ahead of the other, leaning slightly forward.
2. on "go", get up, walk around the cone, and return back to the chair as quickly as possible.
3. timer starts on "go" and stops when participant sits. one practice trial and two test trials.
-score used is best of two trials, recorded to nearest tenth of a second.
back stratch test: equipment, purpose, and examples of daily tasks
- 18-in ruler
-assess upper body (shoulder) flexibility
-combing hair, reaching for seat belt
back stratch test: procedures and outcome measures
1. choose preferred side to reach over your shoulder. place one hand behind head and over the shoulder and reach as far as you can down the middle of your back, palm touching your back.
2. place other arm behind your back, palm facing outward, fingers upward.
3. reach hands together, attempting to touch fingers or go past.
4. two practice trials then two test trials.
-record scores to nearest half inch. record a minus score if fingers don't touch and a plus score if reach goes fingers do touch.
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