The L Test

 

             

 
Description/Use:

The L Test is a modified version of the Timed Up & Go (TUG) Test. The L Test incorporates 2 transfers and 4 turns, of which at least 1 would be to the opposite side. Individuals are timed to determine how long it takes them to travel a 20-meter distance in the shape of an L. The novelty of this test is that it requires individuals to turn in both directions and therefore better replicates the basic demands for walking indoors. Standardized instructions were developed and given to the subjects to ensure successful completion of the test.

 

Population: 
Individuals with lower limb amputation; older and younger individuals with different levels of fitness and health