Evaluación del test Timed Up And Go en adultos mayores

  • Agustina María Monzón
Palabras clave: test timed up and go, ancianos, accidentes por caídas

Resumen

Las caídas y sus complicaciones asociadas constituyen uno de los problemas más graves que enfrentan los adultos mayores. Entre un 30% y un 60% de la población adulta mayor presenta al menos una caída en el año y aproximadamente la mitad de ellos experimentan múltiples caídas. Éstas representan el 70% de las muertes accidentales en personas mayores de 75 años. La prevención eficaz de las caídas impacta significativamente en la disminución de las lesiones graves, reduciendo las consultas en los departamentos de emergencias, las hospitalizaciones, las admisiones en residencias de adultos mayores y el deterioro funcional. Se ha recomendado que toda persona que refiera un antecedente de caída se evalúe con el test Timed Up and Go (TUG). El objetivo del presente paso a paso es describir el TUG utilizado para evaluar el riesgo de caídas de los adultos mayores.

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2022-06-30
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Monzón, A. M. (2022). Evaluación del test Timed Up And Go en adultos mayores. Argentinian Journal of Respiratory & Physical Therapy, 4(2), 55 - 59. Recuperado a partir de https://revista.ajrpt.com/index.php/Main/article/view/225