Strength Assessment

Strength Measure In Brief… Important Values
5 Sit-to-Stand Test The 5 sit to stand test originally has been used as a surrogate measure for lower extremity strength. Subsequent research has suggested that it is not entirely inferring strength but may predict recurrent falls. Interpretation: Exceeding the following scores indicates a worse than average performance: 11.4 sec (60-9 yrs.); 12.6 sec (70-9 yrs.); 14.8 sec (80-9 yrs.)
Bicep Curl Test The biceps or arm curl indicates arm strength & is associated with the ability of a person to perform lifestyle tasks such as carrying heavy objects in ADLs. See normative values on page:
Normal range of scores: Bicep Curl Test
Age
60-64 13 - 19 16 - 22
65-69 12 – 18 15 - 21
70-74 12 – 17 14 - 21
75-79 11 – 17 13 - 19
80 - 84 10 - 16 13 - 19
85-90 10 - 15 11 - 17