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Disclaimer

The Function In Sitting Test (FIST) was created to allow healthcare providers to better describe patient abilities to move and perform functional tasks in sitting.  Administration of the FIST was intended for persons who are cleared for sitting and do not have any contraindications for moving in the prescribed manner for the individual test items.  Determination of a patient's ability to safely perform the FIST lies solely with the healthcare provider administering the FIST.  Additionally, as a test of balance in a seated position, it is the healthcare provider's responsibility to guard and supervise the patient at all times during the administration of the FIST to prevent falls or other unwanted or unexpected outcomes.