The 3 MWT is a sub-maximal exercise test used to assess aerobic capacity and endurance. The distance covered over a time of 3 minutes is used as the outcome by which to compare changes in performance capacity.
Authors: Tracy et al
Outcome: Physical activity / Muscle strenght See more tools that use this outcomeMeasure: Exercise capacity See more tools that use this measureNumber of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2 See the RCTsScale: Higher scores are better
Reference: Tracey, Lauren & Murray, Steven & Bui, Kim-Ly & Saad, Nathalie & Bourbeau, Jean & Smith, Benjamin & Maltais, Francois & Saey, Didier & Jensen, Dennis. (2019). 3-minute constant-rate shuttle walking (3MWT) and stair stepping tests (3MST) to assess exertional breathlessness in COPD: responsiveness to pulmonary rehabilitation and estimation of the minimal important difference.
Target population: General population
Translations available: Yes
Original version validated: Yes
Original language: English
Form of delivery: Medical examination
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