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Groningen Fitness Test for the Elderly (GFE)

The Groningen Fitness Test for the Elderly was developed by Human Movement Sciences at the University of Groningen. It was the test used in a longitudinal study in the Netherlands of age-related fitness in older adults. The test battery comprises tests of a range of fitness components selected and modified to be suitable for an elderly population. The tests are simple to conduct, and do not require any bulky equipment.

What tests are included?

Tests from a range of fitness components are included. Click the links for a detailed description of each test. There are no tests for body composition.


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