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An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical standard: field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease.

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Holland, AE; Spruit, MA; Troosters, T; Puhan, MA; Pepin, V; Saey, D; McCormack, MC; Carlin, BW; Sciurba, FC; Pitta, F; Wanger, J; MacIntyre, N ...
Published in: Eur Respir J
December 2014

Field walking tests are commonly employed to evaluate exercise capacity, assess prognosis and evaluate treatment response in chronic respiratory diseases. In recent years, there has been a wealth of new literature pertinent to the conduct of the 6-min walk test (6MWT), and a growing evidence base describing the incremental and endurance shuttle walk tests (ISWT and ESWT, respectively). The aim of this document is to describe the standard operating procedures for the 6MWT, ISWT and ESWT, which can be consistently employed by clinicians and researchers. The Technical Standard was developed by a multidisciplinary and international group of clinicians and researchers with expertise in the application of field walking tests. The procedures are underpinned by a concurrent systematic review of literature relevant to measurement properties and test conduct in adults with chronic respiratory disease. Current data confirm that the 6MWT, ISWT and ESWT are valid, reliable and responsive to change with some interventions. However, results are sensitive to small changes in methodology. It is important that two tests are conducted for the 6MWT and ISWT. This Technical Standard for field walking tests reflects current evidence regarding procedures that should be used to achieve robust results.

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Eur Respir J

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1399-3003

Publication Date

December 2014

Volume

44

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1428 / 1446

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Walking
  • United States
  • Societies, Medical
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases
  • Respiratory System
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Physical Endurance
  • Humans
  • Exercise Tolerance
  • Exercise Test
 

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Holland, A. E., Spruit, M. A., Troosters, T., Puhan, M. A., Pepin, V., Saey, D., … Singh, S. J. (2014). An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical standard: field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease. Eur Respir J, 44(6), 1428–1446. https://doi.org/10.1183/09031936.00150314
Holland, Anne E., Martijn A. Spruit, Thierry Troosters, Milo A. Puhan, Véronique Pepin, Didier Saey, Meredith C. McCormack, et al. “An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical standard: field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease.Eur Respir J 44, no. 6 (December 2014): 1428–46. https://doi.org/10.1183/09031936.00150314.
Holland AE, Spruit MA, Troosters T, Puhan MA, Pepin V, Saey D, et al. An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical standard: field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease. Eur Respir J. 2014 Dec;44(6):1428–46.
Holland, Anne E., et al. “An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical standard: field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease.Eur Respir J, vol. 44, no. 6, Dec. 2014, pp. 1428–46. Pubmed, doi:10.1183/09031936.00150314.
Holland AE, Spruit MA, Troosters T, Puhan MA, Pepin V, Saey D, McCormack MC, Carlin BW, Sciurba FC, Pitta F, Wanger J, MacIntyre N, Kaminsky DA, Culver BH, Revill SM, Hernandes NA, Andrianopoulos V, Camillo CA, Mitchell KE, Lee AL, Hill CJ, Singh SJ. An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical standard: field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease. Eur Respir J. 2014 Dec;44(6):1428–1446.
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Published In

Eur Respir J

DOI

EISSN

1399-3003

Publication Date

December 2014

Volume

44

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1428 / 1446

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Walking
  • United States
  • Societies, Medical
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases
  • Respiratory System
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Physical Endurance
  • Humans
  • Exercise Tolerance
  • Exercise Test