A validation of the 10-meter incremental shuttle walk test as a measure of aerobic power in cardiac and rheumatoid arthritis patients 

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58266
Title:
A validation of the 10-meter incremental shuttle walk test as a measure of aerobic power in cardiac and rheumatoid arthritis patients 
Authors:
MacSween, A. (Alasdair); Johnson, N. J. L. (Nichola); Armstrong, G. (Gillian); Bonn, J. (Janet)
Affiliation:
Queen Margaret University College. Dept of Physiotherapy. Edinburgh; Glasgow Caledonian University. Faculty of Health. Department of Physiotherapy Podiatry and Radiography; North Glasgow University Hospitals. Physiotherapy Department; Glasgow Royal Infirmary National Health Service Trust. Physiotherapy Department.
Citation:
MacSween, A. et al. (2001) 'A validation of the 10-meter incremental shuttle walk test as a measure of aerobic power in cardiac and rheumatoid arthritis patients', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82 (6), pp.807-810.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58266
DOI:
10.1053/apmr.2001.23185
Abstract:
Objective: To validate a simple, clinically relevant, and inexpensive test of aerobic power - the 10-meter incremental shuttle walk test (SWT) - in 2 separate patient populations. Design: Two-sample validity study. Setting: Physiotherapy department of major hospital in the United Kingdom. Patients: Convenience samples of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients (n = 10) and cardiac patients (n = 10). Intervention: Subjects were attached to a portable respiratory gas analyzer to measure oxygen uptake. They walked around an oval 10-meter course, starting at 0.5m/s, with velocity gradually increased by .17m/s increments for as long as they could, for up to 12 minutes. Main Outcome Measures: A subject's maximal rate of oxygen uptake during exercise (Vo2max) established with linear extrapolation was regressed against the number of shuttles completed (distance walked). An earlier study (n = 28) showed high levels of reliability and validity with linear extrapolation. Results: No significant linear relationship was found between Vo2max and the number of shuttles completed (R2; RA subjects = 9.7%, cardiac subjects = .03%, p > .05). Conclusion: These results do not support use of the SWT as a representative measure of aerobic power. Despite this finding, the advantages of developing a clinically viable alterative to costly laboratory testing warrants further study of the SWT in patient groups.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
exercise test; rehabilitation; walking; adult; aerobic capacity; clinical trial; rheumatoid arthritis; shuttle walk test
ISSN:
0003-9993
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 05/01/2010]
Citation Count:
6 [Scopus, 05/01/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorMacSween, A. (Alasdair)-
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, N. J. L. (Nichola)-
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, G. (Gillian)-
dc.contributor.authorBonn, J. (Janet)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:47:32Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:47:32Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; 82 (6): 807-810-
dc.identifier.issn0003-9993-
dc.identifier.doi10.1053/apmr.2001.23185-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58266-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To validate a simple, clinically relevant, and inexpensive test of aerobic power - the 10-meter incremental shuttle walk test (SWT) - in 2 separate patient populations. Design: Two-sample validity study. Setting: Physiotherapy department of major hospital in the United Kingdom. Patients: Convenience samples of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients (n = 10) and cardiac patients (n = 10). Intervention: Subjects were attached to a portable respiratory gas analyzer to measure oxygen uptake. They walked around an oval 10-meter course, starting at 0.5m/s, with velocity gradually increased by .17m/s increments for as long as they could, for up to 12 minutes. Main Outcome Measures: A subject's maximal rate of oxygen uptake during exercise (Vo2max) established with linear extrapolation was regressed against the number of shuttles completed (distance walked). An earlier study (n = 28) showed high levels of reliability and validity with linear extrapolation. Results: No significant linear relationship was found between Vo2max and the number of shuttles completed (R2; RA subjects = 9.7%, cardiac subjects = .03%, p > .05). Conclusion: These results do not support use of the SWT as a representative measure of aerobic power. Despite this finding, the advantages of developing a clinically viable alterative to costly laboratory testing warrants further study of the SWT in patient groups.-
dc.publisherElsevier-
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 05/01/2010]-
dc.subjectexercise test-
dc.subjectrehabilitation-
dc.subjectwalking-
dc.subjectadult-
dc.subjectaerobic capacity-
dc.subjectclinical trial-
dc.subjectrheumatoid arthritis-
dc.subjectshuttle walk test-
dc.titleA validation of the 10-meter incremental shuttle walk test as a measure of aerobic power in cardiac and rheumatoid arthritis patients -
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentQueen Margaret University College. Dept of Physiotherapy. Edinburgh; Glasgow Caledonian University. Faculty of Health. Department of Physiotherapy Podiatry and Radiography; North Glasgow University Hospitals. Physiotherapy Department; Glasgow Royal Infirmary National Health Service Trust. Physiotherapy Department.-
dc.identifier.journalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount6 [Scopus, 05/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardMacSween, A. et al. (2001) 'A validation of the 10-meter incremental shuttle walk test as a measure of aerobic power in cardiac and rheumatoid arthritis patients', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 82 (6), pp.807-810.-
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