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Instrumented Analysis of the Sit-to-Stand Movement for Geriatric Screening: A Systematic Review

Abstract : The Sit-to-Stand (STS) is a widely used test of physical function to screen older people at risk of falls and frailty and is also one of the most important components of standard screening for sarcopenia. There have been many recent studies in which instrumented versions of the STS (iSTS) have been developed to provide additional parameters that could improve the accuracy of the STS test. This systematic review aimed to identify whether an iSTS is a viable alternative to a standard STS to identify older people at risk of falling, frailty, and sarcopenia. A total of 856 articles were found using the search strategy developed, with 12 articles retained in the review after screening based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Six studies evaluated the iSTS in fallers, five studies in frailty and only one study in both fallers and frailty. The results showed that power and velocity parameters extracted from an iSTS have the potential to improve the accuracy of screening when compared to a standard STS. Future work should focus on standardizing the segmentation of the STS into phases to enable comparison between studies and to develop devices integrated into the chair used for the test to improve usability.
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Brajesh Shukla, Jennifer Bassement, Vivek Vijay, Sandeep Yadav, David Hewson. Instrumented Analysis of the Sit-to-Stand Movement for Geriatric Screening: A Systematic Review. Bioengineering, MDPI, 2020, 7 (4), pp.139. ⟨10.3390/bioengineering7040139⟩. ⟨hal-03698100⟩



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