Foot placement and arm position affect the five times sit-to-stand test time of individuals with chronic stroke
Dr. Chaitany Patel, Dr. Manoj Kumar
Objectives:To find out effect of two foot placements (normal and posterior placement) and three arm positions (hands on thighs, arms crossed over chest and augmented arm position with elbow fully extended) on the FTSTS times of individuals with chronic stroke.
Methods: Cross Sectional Study design assigned by Simple random sampling with 60 Subjects in each group.
Outcome Measure: Five times sit to stand
Results: The average FTSTS TIMES with the different foot placement and arm position. The mean FTSTS times for the 6 condition ranged from 14.4 to 20.8 seconds. Conclusion:There is significance of the observed relationship 2 foot placements and 3 arm positions on the FTSTS times of individuals with chronic stroke. Posterior foot placement and augmented arm position were found to associate with shorter FTSTS times for individuals with chronic stroke.