The aim of the study was to examine if the Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test would be a feasible, reproducible, and valid measure in patients post-coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
Cross-sectional study, controls and patients post-CABG, outpatient clinic.
Participants performed the TUG Test and the 6-Minute Walking Distance (6MWD) Test. Reliability was measured within observer on two occasions.
Patients and controls were similar in age. The patients had greater TUG mean (SD) of 14.4 seconds (4.9 seconds) and lower 6MWD of 358 m (76 m) compared with TUG of 8.2 seconds (2.7 seconds) and 6MWD of 487 m (56 m) in controls. In patients, intraclass correlation for the TUG was .98 (95% CI [.96, .98]) between the measurements. In patients, there was a high correlation between the TUG Test and the 6MWD Test, r = −.70, p < .001.
The TUG Test demonstrated to be a feasible, reproducible, and valid measure in patients post-CABG.
The TUG Test could serve as a screening tool for physical performance inside clinics.
1 Rehabilitation Health Sciences Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Cardiac Sciences, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Correspondence: Ali Albarrati, PhD, PT, Rehabilitation Health Sciences Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, P.O. Box 10219, Riyadh 11433, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cite this article as: Albarrati, A., & Nazer, R. (2018). Utility of timed up and go in outpatient cardiology clinics. Rehabilitation Nursing, 00(0), 00–00. doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000163