The ISWT was developed to simulate a cardiopulmonary exercise test using a field walking test. The patient walks for as long as they can until they are either too breathless or can no longer keep up with the beeps, at which time the test ends. The number of shuttles is recorded.
Year: 1992 Authors: Singh 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): 18
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Scale: Higher scores are better Reference: Singh, S. J., Morgan, M. D., Scott, S., Walters, D., & Hardman, A. E. (1992). Development of a shuttle walking test of disability in patients with chronic airways obstruction. Thorax, 47(12), 1019–1024.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Medical examination Licence needed: No 10.1136/thx.47.12.1019

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