Timed up and go

Posted on: March 1, 2016 | By: lpearson3 | Filed under: T&M Tools

i D, Ozdincler AR, Tarakci E, Tutuncuoglu F, Ozmen M. Wii-based Balance Therapy to Improve Balance Function of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Study. J Phys Ther Sci. 2013;25(9):1123-7. The purpose of this study was to assess whether a Wii-based balance therapy program will elicit improvements in balance and postural control in individuals with Cerebral Palsy. The timed up and go was one of the outcome measures to evaluate balance. 10 boys and 3 girls ages 5-17 years were recruited from an outpatient neurological clinic. Specifically, 7 individuals had diplegic cerebral palsy, 5 hemiplegic cerebral palsy and 2 dyskinetic cerebral palsy. Exclusion criteria included Gross motor function classification system expanded and Revised (GMFMCS-ER) level of 4 or 5, epilepsy, greater or equal to 3 in lower extremities on modified Ashworth scale for spasticity and incapacity to partake in exercises. Participating individuals must have a diagnoses of CP and normal…

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Timed Up and Go article summary

Posted on: February 22, 2019 | By: kcastagnera | Filed under: Timed up and go (TUG)

Hsiech. Effects of a Gaming Platform on Balance Training for Children With Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2018. 303-308.   Children with cerebral palsy (CP) commonly experience difficulties with muscular coordination,  motor control and balance deficits. The purpose of this study was to test the effects of training with a gaming platform on balance control; it was hypothesized that training with personal computer (PC) games will lead to greater motivation for learning. This study was a randomized controlled trial with a total 40 participants aged 5-10 years. Inclusion criteria were a diagnosis of CP with resultant deficits in movement and balance or hemiparesis. The children were randomly assigned to either the intervention group (n=20) or to the control group (n=20); no significant differences among groups were present for age, gender, CP subtype, severity of hemiparesis or Gross Motor Function Classification System level. The intervention group played PC games with a…

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Timed Up and Go: Reference Data for Children Who Are School Age

Posted on: March 6, 2018 | By: aoostindie | Filed under: Evaluative, Timed up and go (TUG)

Summary: In this study the authors investigate the use of the TUG outcome measure in children aged 5 to 13 in attempt to identify sex and age-based reference values for the typically developing population. In this study, 653 males and 846 females performed 2 trials of the TUG. The test was performed by using a chair with a height that allowed the child to sit with 90 degrees knee flexion and feet flat on the floor. They were instructed to stand up and “walk but not run” to the line marked on the floor 3m away, turn around and walk back to the chair and sit down. These instructions were intentionally worded to mimic a typical indoor walking environment for a child. The time to complete the TUG was recorded for each trial and statistical analysis was performed to determine the age based normative data for both males and females….

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Modified TUG for Preschoolers

Posted on: February 27, 2017 | By: lrock4 | Filed under: Evaluative, Timed up and go (TUG)

Descriptive Information  Title, Edition, Dates of Publication and Revision: A Modified Version of the Timed Up and Go Test for Children Who are Preschoolers, 2016, modified from Williams et al. TUG-IC, 2005. Authors: Evi Verbecque, PT; Luc Vereeck, PT, PhD; An Boudewyns, MD, PhD; Paul Van de Heyning, MD, PhD; Ann Hallemans, PhD Source: Pediatric Physical Therapy Volume 28(4) Evi Verbecque, PT Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Antwerp 2610, Belgium. Email: evi.verbecque@uantwerpen,be Costs (booklets, forms, kit): free, see below for equipment needed Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate if the modified TUG is influenced by practice, if there is a difference in scores among age groups, and which factors are most predictive of TUG scores. Type of Test: Screening for balance deficit indicative of further assessment and an evaluative measure. Target Population and Ages: 172 preschoolers, age 3-5 without developmental disorders in Belgium…

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Timed ‘Up and Go’ in Children (TUG-IC)

Posted on: March 12, 2015 | By: apope2 | Filed under: Timed up and go (TUG)

Descriptive Information Title, Edition, Dates of Publication and Revision: Timed ‘Up and Go’ Test in Children (TUG-IC), 2005, adapted from Podsiadlo and Richardson’s Timed ‘Up and Go’ Test, 1991. 4 Also referred to as a Modified Timed Up and Go Test. Authors: Williams EN, Carrol SG, Reddihough DS et al. 4 Source: Mary P Galea, PhD BAppSc(Physio) BA, School of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Correspondence at School of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia. E-mail: m.galea@unimelb.edu.au4 Costs: free, however a diagram and data collection worksheet for the TUG-IC can be found in the reference book for pediatric normative values by Parrot.3 Purpose: To test functional ambulatory mobility including balance and difficulty turning during gait of children with or without physical disabilities and to monitor change over time.4 Type of Test: evaluative screening test or outcome measure Target Population and Ages: 3-12 y/o 2 Time Requirements: unspecified…

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