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1 This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows: Nightingale EJ, Pourkazemi F, Hiller CE. A Systematic review of timed stair tests. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):335–50. Slideshow Project DOI: /JRRD JSP Systematic review of timed stair tests Elizabeth Jean Nightingale, PhD; Fereshteh Pourkazemi, MSc(Physiotherapy); Claire E. Hiller, PhD

2 This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows: Nightingale EJ, Pourkazemi F, Hiller CE. A Systematic review of timed stair tests. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):335–50. Slideshow Project DOI: /JRRD JSP Aim – Investigate timed stair tests as objective measure of functional abilities and musculoskeletal integrity. Relevance – Functional testing is particularly useful in clinic and for making research translatable. – However, finding measures relevant across ages and different conditions can be difficult.

3 This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows: Nightingale EJ, Pourkazemi F, Hiller CE. A Systematic review of timed stair tests. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):335–50. Slideshow Project DOI: /JRRD JSP Method Reviewed literature using Medline, CINAHL, and PubMed databases until February Data were grouped according to methodology, ages, and medical conditions. Time per step was calculated to allow comparison between studies.

4 This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows: Nightingale EJ, Pourkazemi F, Hiller CE. A Systematic review of timed stair tests. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):335–50. Slideshow Project DOI: /JRRD JSP Results 88 studies were included in review. Methodologies varied considerably with stair ascent, stair descent, or combination being used across wide range of ages and medical conditions. Times increased with age for ascent, descent, and combined and for various medical problems.

5 This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows: Nightingale EJ, Pourkazemi F, Hiller CE. A Systematic review of timed stair tests. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):335–50. Slideshow Project DOI: /JRRD JSP Conclusion Timed stair tests appear to be sensitive to medical conditions but further data are required to obtain normative values for this test. We suggest that timed stair tests should be more standardized: – Use combination of ascent and descent. – Ask participants to complete stairs as quickly and safely as possible.


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