The minimal important difference of the endurance shuttle walk test has not yet been published.
The standardised response mean (SRM) was used to assess responsiveness of the endurance shuttle walk test using data from all participants.
Six participants in the walk group and three participants in the cycle group reached the 20-minute completion time of the endurance shuttle walk test following training.
In terms of the responsiveness of the endurance shuttle walk test, the SRM of the endurance walk time was 0.
Although the improvement in endurance walking time was 279 seconds (68%) greater with walk training than with cycle training, the true effect of walk training was probably underestimated as six participants in the walk group following training reached the completion time of 20 minutes for the endurance shuttle walk test with a potential to continue whereas only three participants in the cycle group following training reached the completion time.
The Shuttle Walk Test (SWT) may better correlate to a standard cardiopulmonary symptom-limited incremental exercise test than the 6MWT, as the 6MWT is distance-limited, self-paced, less strenuous, and therefore more suggestive of submaximal functional capacity.
A shuttle walk test for assessment of functional capacity in chronic heart failure.
2 years 6MWTs 30 minutes apart per patient administered by physical therapist, 2 incremental shuttle walk tests Riley Patients with Symptom-limited 10 of (22) CHF (NYHA max treadmill test 14 1992 classes II-IV); to determine mean LVEF of V[O.