Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS) Article Summary

Posted on: February 24, 2019 | By: kblackburn6 | Filed under: Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS)

Fisher-Pipher S, Kenyon LK, Westman M. Improving balance, mobility, and dual-task performance in an adolescent with cerebral palsy: A case report. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. 2017;33(7):586-595. doi:10.1080/09593985.2017.1323359. Purpose: The purpose of this case study was to determine the effects of a specific task-oriented physical therapy treatment program on a patient with cerebral palsy. The program was designed specifically to address aspects of health that influence functional limitations including anaerobic endurance, cardiovascular performance, agility, strength and dynamic balance. Additionally, another purpose of this study was to examine the effects of dual-task on dynamic balance. Study Population: This study was a case report involving a 15-year-old female with spastic triplegic cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: An 11-week physical therapy program was implemented. Interventions were completed for 60-70 minute, twice a week. Additionally, a home exercise program was to be completed 2-3 times per week. Outcome Measures: The outcome measures used in this study were the following: Canadian…

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“Improving balance, mobility, and dual-task performance in an adolescent with cerebral palsy: A case report” Article Summary

Posted on: February 28, 2021 | By: slewis19 | Filed under: T&M Tools, Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS)

Purpose: To examine the effects of an 11-week physical therapy program with an intervention emphasis on task-oriented activities for improving functional mobility, address systems that limit functional mobility, and exhibit the effects of dual tasking during dynamic balance activities.   Study population: This was a case report on single subject ­– a 15-year-old female that has been diagnosed with spastic triplegic cerebral palsy (CP).   Methods: The second author, a Pediatric Clinical Specialist who has worked with adolescents and children with CP for over 28 years, performed the examinations on the subject. The first author conducted the interventions.   Outcome measures: Outcome measures utilized in this case report include the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM), the 6-minute walk test (6MWT), the Muscle Power Sprint Test (MPST), the 10 x 5-meter sprint test, the Timed Up and Down Stairs Test (TUDS), the Gillette Functional Assessment Questionnaire, and the Gross Motor Function…

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Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS) for an Adolescent with Cerebral Palsy

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: dnunn2 | Filed under: Evaluative, Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS)

The above was reviewed. There are no new updates at this time.  Reubens R, Silkwood-Sherer D. Intervention for an Adolescent With Cerebral Palsy During Period of Accelerated Growth. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2016;28(1):117-125. The Timed Up And Down Stairs test is an evaluative test that is used to assess an individual’s gait speed, step/stride length, flexibility, and fall risk. The purpose of the studied case report was to demonstrate and describe changes in activities, body structure and function, and participation after a 10-week physical therapy program. The program included home physical therapy and hippotherapy 2 times per week with the use of a weighted compressor belt. The participant was a 13-year-old boy with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, assessed at a Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level II. He was recommended for the therapy due to accelerated growth and function impairments that limited daily activities. Outcomes were assessed through multiple tests including,…

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TUDS test for Down Syndrome

Posted on: March 5, 2017 | By: nproffit | Filed under: Evaluative, Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS)

Martin K, Natarus M, Martin J, & Henderson S. (2017). Minimal Detectable Change for TUG and TUDS Tests for Children With Down Syndrome. Pediatric Physical Therapy : The Official Publication Of The Section On Pediatrics Of The American Physical Therapy Association, 29(1), 77-82.   The purpose of this article was to evaluate the minimal detectable change (MCD) of both the timed up and go (TUG) and timed up and down stairs (TUDS) for individuals with Down Syndrome who were able to walk and navigate stairs independently as well as follow simple verbal directions.  The study looked at twelve children (age 3-17) that had a diagnosis of Down Syndrome (DS) in two sessions, one week apart for 3 trials of TUG and two trials of TUDS during each session.  For the purpose of this summary TUDS will be the focus.  Only 2 trials of TUDS was performed due the physical demand, no practice…

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Timed up and down stairs test (TUDS) Update

Posted on: March 7, 2016 | By: kparsons5 | Filed under: T&M Tools, Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS)

All other information has been reviewed and no further updates found. Article Summary: Marchese, V. G., Connolly, B. H., Able, C., Booten, A. R., Bowen, P., Porter, B. M.,Rai, S. N., Hancock, M. L., Pui, C., Howard, S., Neel, M. D., & Kaste, S. C. (2008).Relationships Among Severity of Osteonecrosis, Pain, Range of Motion, and Functional Mobility in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Physical Therapy, 88(3), 341-350. The purpose of this article was to explore the relationships among specific measures of body function/structure, as measured by the stage of osteonecrosis in the hips and knees, pain, ROM, and activity (TUDS). This study included 33 participants, 16 females and 17 males, ranging from 5-27 years old newly diagnosed with Acute Lymphatic Leukemia (ALL) and experiencing pain from osteonecrosis. Instruments used for this study were ARCO classification (for osteonecrosis), Ficat and Ariet knee staging method, Wong-Baker Faces scale,…

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Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS)

Posted on: March 15, 2015 | By: rpine | Filed under: T&M Tools, Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS)

Timed Up and Down Stairs (TUDS) Descriptive Information Title, Edition, Dates of Publication and Revision* – Zaino CA, Marchese VG, Westcott SL. Timed up and down stairs test: preliminary reliability and validity of a new measure of functional mobility. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2004;16(2):90-8. Author (s) – Zaino CA, Marchese VG, Westcott SL Source (publisher or distributor, address) – Author contact information: Sarah L. Westcott, 5019 218th NE, Redmond, WA 98053. Email: wests@isomedia.com. Costs (booklets, forms, kit)* – Free; cost of the test is the time required to administer the test. Purpose* – TUDS is a simple measure of functional mobility that can be easily done in a variety of settings and should be considered for testing and potentially documenting improvement of children with suspected limitations in functional mobility and balance. Use of this measure could be an easy method of monitoring change across time or with therapy. Responsiveness of the…

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