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Validity and normative data for thirty-second chair stand test in elderly community-dwelling Hong Kong Chinese.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16634026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is important to establish valid field measures of lower body strength in the elderly, and to provide representative normative values that are culturally specific in order to help health professionals in the risk assessment of this group. A sample of 1,038 elderly Hong Kong Chinese undertook a 30-sec chair stand test (30CST), with a subsample of 143 completing isometric measures of maximal hip flexion and knee extension, plus a habitual physical activity questionnaire. The 30CST was significantly, yet only weakly, correlated with the isometric strength measures (r approximately 0.3-0.4), but accurately discriminated between levels of habitual physical activity and across ages in decades. The normative values generated provide useful data for health screening in this elderly Hong Kong population, but do not compare well with their healthier US counterparts.
D J Macfarlane; K L Chou; Y H Cheng; I Chi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1042-0533     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hum. Biol.     Publication Date:    2006 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-27     Completed Date:  2006-05-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915029     Medline TA:  Am J Hum Biol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  418-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Human Performance, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong. DJMAC@HKU.HK
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / physiology
Asian Continental Ancestry Group*
Exercise Test / methods*
Geriatric Assessment*
Hong Kong
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Reproducibility of Results

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