shuttle walk test


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shuttle walk test

A test of aerobic power or exercise capacity in which a person is asked to walk back and forth between two points or around and around a track, often incrementally increasing walking speed with each shuttle completion. The test has been used to assess respiratory function, cardiovascular reserve, fitness for surgery, or geriatric physical fitness. In a typical test the original shuttle speed is set between 0.6 and 6 km/hr and increased by 0.17 to 0.5 km/hr until the patient becomes fatigued or achieves 12 minutes of exercise.
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ISWT: incremental shuttle walk test; CPX: cardiopulmonary exercise testing; V[O.sup.2]: oxygen consumption; VC[O.sub.2]: carbon dioxide production.
End-exercise measures for the cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPX) and the incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) (n=40).
Lewis ME, Newall C, Townend JN, Hill SL, Bonser RS (2001) Incremental shuttle walk test in the assessment of patients for heart transplantation.
Table 1: Results of the strength, balance and exercise capacity tests Measurement Start of End of 6 week Programme Programme follow-up Manual Muscle 3 UL, 4 LL 5 UL & LL 5 UL & LL Test (/5) Paediatric 52 56 56 Balance Scale (/56) HiMat (/54) 17 20 27 6MWT 310m NC NC ISWT 410m 530m 660m (approximate (1.52 m/s) (1.69 m/s) (1.86 m/s) speed) Note: UL, upper limb; LL, lower limb; NC, not completed; 6MWT, six minute walk test; ISWT, incremental shuttle walk test
Peak and endurance walking capacity were measured by the distance walked during the incremental shuttle walk test and the total time walked in the endurance shuttle walk test, respectively.
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.
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.
Results: NYHA functional class was correlated with social functioning of SF 36, peak VO2 and shuttle walk test. Peak VO2 was correlated with most of the parameters of SF 36.
Functional status can be explained with peak VO2 and shuttle walk test apart from NYHA class.
10 metre mekik yurume testi (shuttle walk test): Obstruktif kronik bronsitli hastalarda fonksiyonel kisitliligi saptamak icin bulunmus bir testtir (11).