Get Up and Go Test


Get Up and Go Test, Up and Go Test

  • Technique
  • Direct patient to do the following
  1. Rise from sitting position
  2. Walk 10 feet
  3. Turn around
  4. Return to chair and sit down
  • Interpretation
  1. Patient takes <20 seconds to complete test
    1. Adequate for independent transfers and mobility
    2. However, risk of falls increases, if test takes >12 seconds to complete
  2. Patient requires >30 seconds to complete test
    1. Suggests higher dependence and risk of of falls