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Facilitating the sit-to-stand transfer: a review

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The ability to transfer weight from a seated position to one of standing is a common activity of daily living. However, many older and/or disabled people have difficulty rising from a chair. As rising is a precursor to gait, finding ways by which the process of rising from a chair can be facilitated, such as providing arm rests, raising seat height, and/or using mechanical ejector devices, is very important. This review examines the efficacy of each of these aids in terms of facilitating sit-to-stand transfers performed by older and/or disabled individuals. It was concluded that regardless of seat height or use of a mechanical ejector device, all chairs prescribed for older and/or disabled individuals should have arm rests which can be used to assist body propulsion and balance when rising, and all users must be trained in correct use of a chair's features.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Munro, B. J., & Steele, J. R. (1998). Facilitating the sit-to-stand transfer: a review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 3(4), 213-224. doi:10.1179/ptr.1998.3.4.213

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0343837185

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 213

End Page


  • 224

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • The ability to transfer weight from a seated position to one of standing is a common activity of daily living. However, many older and/or disabled people have difficulty rising from a chair. As rising is a precursor to gait, finding ways by which the process of rising from a chair can be facilitated, such as providing arm rests, raising seat height, and/or using mechanical ejector devices, is very important. This review examines the efficacy of each of these aids in terms of facilitating sit-to-stand transfers performed by older and/or disabled individuals. It was concluded that regardless of seat height or use of a mechanical ejector device, all chairs prescribed for older and/or disabled individuals should have arm rests which can be used to assist body propulsion and balance when rising, and all users must be trained in correct use of a chair's features.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Munro, B. J., & Steele, J. R. (1998). Facilitating the sit-to-stand transfer: a review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 3(4), 213-224. doi:10.1179/ptr.1998.3.4.213

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0343837185

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 213

End Page


  • 224

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication