Reference value and test re-test reliability of five time sit to stand test among young adults

Published: 11 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/hswfg8pjbj.1
Arshi Siddique,


The Five-Times Sit-to-Stand Test (FTSTS_T) is a useful tool for assessing the ability to stand. and sit. Its performance is dependent on lower-limb muscle strength and balance control. In older adults, it is a widely used measure to assess functional mobility. However, this test can also be used. in individuals with respiratory, neurological, degenerative, musculoskeletal, and other pathologies. Our study shows that the Five Times Sit to Stand Test has high reliability, defined as the overall consistency of a measure for healthy adults.: The purpose of the study is to evaluate reference values and test re-test reliability of five time sit to stand test among college going students. Cross-sectional studyMaharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana-Ambala. Three hundred seventy males and females were participated in the study. Out of which 51 participants were included in test re-test reliability and the overall participants males were 188 and females were 182 in this cross-sectional study. total participants were instructing to seat on the chair in an erect position without touching the back along with placing the feet contact on the ground. The participants have to perform 5 sets in 1 trial. Young adults’ college going students were recruited on the bases of the selection criteria. The demographic data of the participants such as age (years), gender, height(cm), weight(kg), BMI (kg/m2) was taken. The participants were assessed in the form of 3 trials for analysing references values. For test re-test reliability, the measurement was done in two sessions with gap of 2 days. Each session last for 30 seconds. The amount of time it took to complete the test were recorded. The total number of the subjects who participated in the included studies was 370 and the ages of the aforementioned participants ranged from 18 to 25 years. In 15 of the studies, a stopwatch was used as the scoring method where the mean chair height of 42cm was reported. Because our sample size was greater than 50, we applied the Kolmogorov Smirnov test to ensure that the data was not normal. The reference value of five time sit to stand test geometric mean ± SD (9.07 ± 1.38) range (4.83-15.21) standard error of mean (1.83). For Test re-test reliability, we applied the Spearman’s rho correlation test were (ICC = 0.957, p < 0.001, n = 51) revealed excellent reliability of FTSST assess in sitting and standing performance, lower limbs strength and balance control. The overall study outcomes show reference value of FTSTS_T among college going students, we conclude the total time taken by the participants is 9.07. Hence, we found that 18 to 25 years of age took less time to complete FTSTS_T as compare to older people. Also, results provided an excellent test-re test reliability.



Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation


Young Adult