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Evidenced Outcome

Increased functional fitness

Evidence point

The patients in the programme were evaluated using several functional health measures, including a 60-second Sit-to-Stand test, Timed Up and Go test, and 180 turn (in steps) before and after the programme. ​

After receiving volunteer support:

Average Stand To Sit movement scores increased from 10.0 to 12.7

Average Timed Up and Go (TUAG) test scores decreased from 34.9 to 32.1.

The average 180 Turn (in steps) test improved from 5.7 to 4.8.

These functional fitness measures indicate an improvement in the patient’s mobility, balance, strength and endurance (n=17).

Primary beneficiary


Partner organisation

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust​

Volunteering role / intervention

Falls prevention volunteers

Evidence strength




March 2023

Falls Prevention volunteers - Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Evaluation Report – February 2023