Sit-to-stand test for measuring performance of lower extremity muscles

Percept Mot Skills. 1995 Feb;80(1):163-6. doi: 10.2466/pms.1995.80.1.163.


When the intent is to quantify performance of lower extremity muscles, the sit-to-stand test is a practical alternative to manual muscle testing and various instrumented options. Several procedures for performing the test are presented in this review as is information relevant to test interpretation. Performance variables known to be associated with sit-to-stand performance are noted.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Leg / physiology*
  • Posture*
  • Task Performance and Analysis