Raw data for test-retest reliability of physical performance in young and old adults

Published: 08-03-2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ntsrj6hf87.1


The present data focus on test-retest reliability of functional performance tests together with strength, power and body composition assessments in young and older Kosovan adults. The data set comprises various parameters relevant to assess age-related changes in physical performance. Those parameters have been suggested by the European Working Group in Sarcopenia for Older People (EWGSOP) in its initial and revised consensus statements to be used for the diagnosis and treatment of sarcopenia. In total, 57 healthy young (18-35 years) and 61 older (>60 years) participants took part in two identical test sessions, with a median [25th – 75th percentile] of 14 [13 – 21] days in between. Functional performance tests included 30-s chair stand test (CST), 30-s arm curl test (ACT), six-minutes walking test (6MWT), sit and reach test, timed up and go test (TUG), as well as the assessment of gait speed (GS) at normal and fast pace. Isometric handgrip strength (HGS) was used to estimate strength of the dominant hand. Isokinetic peak torque (PT) and average power (avgP) for knee extension and flexion were determined at velocities of 600/s and 1200/s. Body composition assessments included body fat percentage, skeletal muscle mass (SMM) and index (SMI) as well as appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASMM) and index. Secondary endpoints included self-perceived health status and potential co-morbidities.