Daily and hourly frequency of the sit to stand movement in older adults: a comparison of day hospital, rehabilitation ward and community living groups

Margaret Grant, Andrew Kerr, P.M. Dall

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The sit to stand (STS) movement is commonly performed in daily life, and can be used as an indicator of activity. This study aimed to quantify the usual frequency and distribution of the STS movement performed by older adults in both home and rehabilitation settings. Three groups of older adults were recruited; healthy older adults living in the community, older adults living in the community attending rehabilitation services at a day hospital, and frail older patients in a rehabilitation ward. Participants wore an activity monitor, which reported posture continuously for a week. The number of STS movements was the primary outcome measure, and mean values of daily STS frequency were reported. The pattern of activity was investigated using median values of STS hourly rate. Healthy older adults living in the community performed significantly more STS movements per day (n=20; 71±25) than either older adults attending a day hospital (n=20; 57±23) or frail older patients in a rehabilitation ward (n=30; 36±16). For all participants, the hourly rate of STS movements ranged from zero to 48, although the median hourly rate was two (healthy older adults) and one (both rehabilitation groups). Measurement of the number of STS movements performed over the course of a week in three groups of older adults, demonstrated significant differences in daily number of STS movements and in the hourly pattern between the groups. Activity patterns can provide additional information on clinically relevant aspects of physical activity and function to daily averages.
LanguageEnglish
Pages437-444
Number of pages8
JournalAging Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume23
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011

Fingerprint

Rehabilitation
Posture
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Exercise

Keywords

  • community
  • older adults
  • physical activity monitoring
  • rehabilitation
  • sit to stand movement

Cite this

@article{e525b5dc53fd427487b5e2da7df6b60b,
title = "Daily and hourly frequency of the sit to stand movement in older adults: a comparison of day hospital, rehabilitation ward and community living groups",
abstract = "The sit to stand (STS) movement is commonly performed in daily life, and can be used as an indicator of activity. This study aimed to quantify the usual frequency and distribution of the STS movement performed by older adults in both home and rehabilitation settings. Three groups of older adults were recruited; healthy older adults living in the community, older adults living in the community attending rehabilitation services at a day hospital, and frail older patients in a rehabilitation ward. Participants wore an activity monitor, which reported posture continuously for a week. The number of STS movements was the primary outcome measure, and mean values of daily STS frequency were reported. The pattern of activity was investigated using median values of STS hourly rate. Healthy older adults living in the community performed significantly more STS movements per day (n=20; 71±25) than either older adults attending a day hospital (n=20; 57±23) or frail older patients in a rehabilitation ward (n=30; 36±16). For all participants, the hourly rate of STS movements ranged from zero to 48, although the median hourly rate was two (healthy older adults) and one (both rehabilitation groups). Measurement of the number of STS movements performed over the course of a week in three groups of older adults, demonstrated significant differences in daily number of STS movements and in the hourly pattern between the groups. Activity patterns can provide additional information on clinically relevant aspects of physical activity and function to daily averages.",
keywords = "community, older adults, physical activity monitoring, rehabilitation, sit to stand movement",
author = "Margaret Grant and Andrew Kerr and P.M. Dall",
year = "2011",
month = "10",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "23",
pages = "437--444",
journal = "Aging Clinical and Experimental Research",
issn = "1594-0667",
number = "5-6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Daily and hourly frequency of the sit to stand movement in older adults

T2 - Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

AU - Grant, Margaret

AU - Kerr, Andrew

AU - Dall, P.M.

PY - 2011/10/1

Y1 - 2011/10/1

N2 - The sit to stand (STS) movement is commonly performed in daily life, and can be used as an indicator of activity. This study aimed to quantify the usual frequency and distribution of the STS movement performed by older adults in both home and rehabilitation settings. Three groups of older adults were recruited; healthy older adults living in the community, older adults living in the community attending rehabilitation services at a day hospital, and frail older patients in a rehabilitation ward. Participants wore an activity monitor, which reported posture continuously for a week. The number of STS movements was the primary outcome measure, and mean values of daily STS frequency were reported. The pattern of activity was investigated using median values of STS hourly rate. Healthy older adults living in the community performed significantly more STS movements per day (n=20; 71±25) than either older adults attending a day hospital (n=20; 57±23) or frail older patients in a rehabilitation ward (n=30; 36±16). For all participants, the hourly rate of STS movements ranged from zero to 48, although the median hourly rate was two (healthy older adults) and one (both rehabilitation groups). Measurement of the number of STS movements performed over the course of a week in three groups of older adults, demonstrated significant differences in daily number of STS movements and in the hourly pattern between the groups. Activity patterns can provide additional information on clinically relevant aspects of physical activity and function to daily averages.

AB - The sit to stand (STS) movement is commonly performed in daily life, and can be used as an indicator of activity. This study aimed to quantify the usual frequency and distribution of the STS movement performed by older adults in both home and rehabilitation settings. Three groups of older adults were recruited; healthy older adults living in the community, older adults living in the community attending rehabilitation services at a day hospital, and frail older patients in a rehabilitation ward. Participants wore an activity monitor, which reported posture continuously for a week. The number of STS movements was the primary outcome measure, and mean values of daily STS frequency were reported. The pattern of activity was investigated using median values of STS hourly rate. Healthy older adults living in the community performed significantly more STS movements per day (n=20; 71±25) than either older adults attending a day hospital (n=20; 57±23) or frail older patients in a rehabilitation ward (n=30; 36±16). For all participants, the hourly rate of STS movements ranged from zero to 48, although the median hourly rate was two (healthy older adults) and one (both rehabilitation groups). Measurement of the number of STS movements performed over the course of a week in three groups of older adults, demonstrated significant differences in daily number of STS movements and in the hourly pattern between the groups. Activity patterns can provide additional information on clinically relevant aspects of physical activity and function to daily averages.

KW - community

KW - older adults

KW - physical activity monitoring

KW - rehabilitation

KW - sit to stand movement

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84864942033&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 23

SP - 437

EP - 444

JO - Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

JF - Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

SN - 1594-0667

IS - 5-6

ER -