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Introduction to Senior Fitness Test. Instructor: Jessie Jones, Ph.D. Co-director, Center for Successful Aging California State University, Fullerton. Nagi’s Disablement Model. Disease/ Pathology. Functional Limitation. Impairment. Disability. Lifestyle/ Inactivity.

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Introduction to

Senior Fitness Test

Instructor: Jessie Jones, Ph.D.

Co-director, Center for Successful Aging

California State University, Fullerton

nagi s disablement model
Nagi’s Disablement Model

Disease/

Pathology

Functional

Limitation

Impairment

Disability

Lifestyle/

Inactivity

Senior Fitness Test

8 ft Up & Go

senior fitness test pgs 17 18 sft manual
Senior Fitness Testpgs. 17-18 SFT Manual
  • Developed with the help of a national advisory board.
  • *Scientifically sound test
  • *Performance Standards
  • *Measures large-range of
  • functional abilities
  • *Requires little equipment
  • *Quick and easy to use
  • *Can be administered in a `
  • home-setting
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Test Administration

Ch. 4 SFT Manual

chair stand
Chair Stand

Measure of lower body

Strength/endurance

Record number of stands

without hands in 30-seconds

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Arm curl

Measures upper body strength/endurance

Record number of curls in 30 seconds.

Women 5# (2.3 kg) wt.

Men 8# (3.6 kg) wt.

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Chair sit & reach

Measures lower body flexibility

Record how close to, or beyond, the toes a person can reach while sitting in a chair.  

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Back scratch

Measures upper

body flexibility

Record the distance between, or overlap of, the middle fingers behind the back.

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2-min Step-in-Place

Measures aerobic endurance

Record the number of steps-in-place a person can do in 2 minutes?

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6-Minute walk

Measures aerobic endurance

Record the number of yards a person can walk in 6 minutes?

45 yds

40 yds

35 yds

30 yds

25 yds

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50 yds

5 yds

10 yds

15 yds

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8 Ft. Up & Go

Measures balance & functional mobility

Time it takes to stand up, walk 8 feet (2.4 meters) and return to the chair and sit down.

interpreting test results

Interpreting Test Results

If a client can’t perform the test using the exact protocol, you can’t compare his/her score to the standards.

Test results still excellent for reporting pre/post results.

Note all adaptation to protocol on the score card.

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Interpreting Test Results

Norm-referenced standards

Compare score to gender & age group

Normal Range of Scores (pg. 143)

Example Chair Stand Normal Range:

Ages 60-64 Men 14-19

Ages 60-64 Women 12-17

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Interpreting Test Results

Criterion-referenced standards

Identify clients “at-risk” for mobility problems

reporting precautions

Reporting Precautions:

Consider the individual

Norms are based on 60% active, 40% inactive “volunteers” community-dwelling.

Everyone can improve!

“It’s never too late”

”You’re never too old”

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Assessment-Based

Program Planning