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Table 1 Results of the self-test accompanied by a clinical test (assessor) (n = 4)

From: App-based strength and balance self-test in older adults: an exploratory study from a user perspective

Observation NR 1 (female)
TEST 1—Strength (self-test) TEST 1—Balance (self-test)
• Unclear when to press the start button
• Started the test before the instructions were completed
• Needed help to stop the time when finished with five sit to stand
1. Completed stage 1
2. Completed stage 2
3. The test was disrupted since the participant needed support at stage 3
4. X
Results: 10 s Results: Completed stage 1–2
TEST 2—Strength (clinical test) TEST 2—Balance (clinical test)
Instructions were followed according to the manual Instructions were followed according to the manual (no support)
Results: 8.09 s Results: Completed the test
Observation NR 2 (female)
TEST 1—Strength (self-test) TEST 1—Balance (self-test)
• Followed the instructions correctly
• Developed insecurity in counting sit-to-stand five times, lost track of counts
1. The feet were not close together in stage 1, completed stage 1
2. Standing on one leg, which was incorrect at the second stage, she corrected her mistake, completed stage 2
3. Correct performance, completed stage 3
4. Correct performance, completed stage 4
Results: 26 s Results: Completed the test
TEST 2—Strength (clinical test) TEST 2—Balance (clinical test)
• Instructions were followed according to the manual • Instructions were followed according to the manual
Results: 10.61 s Results: Completed the test
Observation NR 3 (male)
TEST 1—Strength (self-test) TEST 1—Balance (self-test)
• Listened carefully
• Performed the test relatively early according to instructions
• Lost count of sit-to-stand
1. Completed stage 1
2. Completed stage 2
3. Completed stage 3. Relatively performed swaying
4. Completed stage 4. Started performing the last test relatively early
Results: 23 s Results: Completed the test
TEST 2—Strength (clinical test) TEST 2—Balance (clinical test)
Performed the test according to the instructions Performed the test according to the instructions
Results: 15.33 s Results: Completed the test
Observation NR 4 (female)
TEST 1—Strength (self-test) TEST 1—Balance (self-test)
• Performed the test according to the instructions
• Perfectly performed the start and stop
1. Completed stage 1
2. Completed stage 2
3. Completed stage 3
4. Completed stage 4. Relatively performed swaying. Started the test relatively early
Results: 16 s Results: Completed the test
TEST 2—Strength (clinical test) TEST 2—Balance (clinical test)
• Performed the test according to the instructions • Performed the test according to the instructions. Lost balance at stage 4, managed 7,79 s
Results: 10.46 Results: completed stages 1–3