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Table 1 Physical characteristics of the participants and results of physical performance

From: Use of the sit-to-stand task to evaluate motor function of older adults using telemetry

  Young (n = 81) Elderly (n = 59) t-value p-value
Age (years) 20.8 ± 0.9 74.1 ± 5.9 −79.4 p < 0.001
Height (cm) 165.9A ± 8.9 155.5 ± 8.4 6.8 p < 0.001
Weight (kg) 58.9 ± 10.4 54.8 ± 10.0 2.3 0.024
BMI (kg/m2) 21.3 ± 3.0 22.6 ± 3.4 −1.78 0.080
F8W test (sec) 18.0 ± 2.4 26.9 ± 5.1 −13.9 p < 0.001
Functional reach (cm) 35.7 ± 5.4 30.6 ± 5.2 5.7 p < 0.001
Arm curl (times) 32.6 ± 6.3 24.2 ± 4.8 8.6 p < 0.001
Heel rise test (times) 26.6 ± 6.1 24.3 ± 7.1 2.1 0.041
Illiac elevation maxmum velocity (cm/s) 151.1 ± 27.9 116.4 ± 22.8 7.8 p < 0.001
Knee extension maximal angular velocity (deg/s) 279.6 ± 52.3 239.3 ± 50.1 4.6 p < 0.001
  1. The performance of young adults was significantly better than that of older adults for F8W, FR, AC, IEMV and KEMAV (p < 0.001). Values are shown as the mean ± standard deviation. The two age groups were compared using t-statistics. df = 138