The 5-times sit to stand is a common test of lower limb functional strength used in cancer rehabilitation. To perform this test, you will need a stopwatch and 46cm tall chair (or chair of constant height). Only one test is required.
Place chair against a wall
Have patient cross arms over chest
Have patient practice one stand
Instruct patient to ‘Stand up and sit down as quickly as possible 5 times, keeping your arms folded across your chest’
Stop timing when the patient fully stands on the 5th time
Other functional strength tests such as the 30 second chair stand and grip strength test can be found here.