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The Timed Up and Go Test

Picone, Ellen Neubauer MSN, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: March 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 3 - p 56–59
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000427881.33418.cb
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Ellen Neubauer Picone is an RN care manager at the VA New Jersey Health Care System's J.J. Howard Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Brick, NJ, and an adjunct professor of nursing at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ. Contact author: ellenn.picone56@gmail.com. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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