Sitting-Rising Test (SRT)
The sitting-rising is a simple fitness test designed by Brazilian Claudio Gil Araújo and colleagues (2012) to assess flexibility, balance and muscle strength of seniors. It is a simple assessment of the ability to sit on the floor then rise unaided. See more about Testing the Elderly.
- purpose: to assess the flexibility, balance and muscle strength of seniors.
- equipment: no equipment required, just a clear space to perform the test.
- procedure: The test is administered on a nonslip surface, with individuals given the following instructions: "Without worrying about the speed of movement, try to sit and then to rise from the floor, using the minimum support that you believe is needed.".
- scoring: a maximum of 10 points is possible, 5 for sitting and 5 for rising without any supports. Each support used (hand, forearm, knee, side of leg, or hand on the knee) removes 1 point. Participants may also lose an additional 0.5 points for an unsteady performance.
- target population: elderly
- comments: the SRT was found to be a significant predictor of mortality in 51–80-year-old subjects (Brito et al. 2012)
- Brito LBB, Ricardo DR, Araujo DSMS, et al. Ability to sit and rise from the floor as a predictor of all-cause mortality. The European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, July 2014 21: 892-898, first published online December 13, 2012; DOI: 10.1177/2047487312471759