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Table 3 Pearson correlations of Sit-to-Stand tests and grip strength with muscle mass and functional measures

From: Performance on sit-to-stand tests in relation to measures of functional fitness and sarcopenia diagnosis in community-dwelling older adults

  30CST Grip Strength Habitual Gait speed 6-min walk TUG
30CST 1.000 0.290** 0.517** 0.558** − 0.501**
5TSTS − 0.677** − 0.242** − 0.533** − 0.531** 0.646**
Grip Strength 0.290** 1.000 0.360** 0.367** − 0.267**
  Whole SMI Upper Limb SMI Lower Limb SMI
30CST −0.076* − 0.131** − 0.092*
5TSTS 0.053 0.087* 0.060
Grip Strength 0.442** 0.311** 0.290**
  1. SMI appendicular skeletal mass index; 30CST 30 s chair stands, 5TSTS five times sit to stand, TUG timed-Up-and-Go
  2. ** P < 0.01; * P < 0.05
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