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.
Year: 2019 Authors: Tracy 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: 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 Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Medical examination Licence needed: No 10.1183/13993003.congress-2019.PA511