The GST replicates an everyday activity and includes unsupported arm activity. The purpose of the GST is to determine the extent to which the ability to use the arms is impaired when performing everyday activities is impaired. In the GST, patients are instructed to move 20 items from two shopping bags on the floor up to a 90-cm-high cart (placed 30 cm in front of the patient), and then up to a shelf (placed 15 cm above shoulder level).
Year: 2008 Authors: Hill et al Disease: COPD Outcome: Physical activity / Muscle strenght
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Measure: Exercise capacity
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2
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Scale: Lower scores are better Reference: Hill, C. J., Denehy, L., Holland, A. E., & McDonald, C. F. (2008). Measurement of functional activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the grocery shelving task. Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention, 28(6), 402–409.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Unclear Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Medical examination Licence needed: Unclear 10.1097/HCR.0b013e31818c3c65