Research Poster| Volume 96, ISSUE 12, e6, December 2015

TUG and 2MWT: Important Functional Outcome Measures for Acute Rehabilitation and the Post-op Cardiac Population

      Functional outcome measures are tools frequently used to quantify a patient’s functional capacity. Since 2012, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (KIR), an acute rehabilitation hospital, has required physical therapists (PTs) to administer both the Timed Up and Go (TUG) and the Two Minute Walk Test (2MWT) upon admission and discharge for all cardiac patients. These assessments were selected in attempt to more specifically measure functional capacity other than using the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) in cardiac patients. Thus, the objectives of this study was to determine if there was an independent association between the TUG and 2MWT, as compared to the FIM, discharge destination and/or length of stay (LOS). We hypothesize that there would be a positive change in the scores (pre and post standard care) and that the assessments were not correlated to the FIM.
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