The Timed Up and Go Test does not predict length of stay on an acute geriatric ward.

  title={The Timed Up and Go Test does not predict length of stay on an acute geriatric ward.},
  author={Neesha Gan and Julienne Large and David Basic and Natalie Jennings},
  journal={The Australian journal of physiotherapy},
  volume={52 2},
This study aimed to determine whether the admission Timed Up and Go Test (TUG) predicted the length of stay of patients in an acute geriatric ward. Consecutive patients were quasi-randomly allocated to either a model development sample or a model validation sample. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression was used to model length of stay. Variables considered for inclusion in the development model were risk factors for length of stay reported in the literature and univariate predictors… CONTINUE READING

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