### Abstract

Objectives To determine the retest reliability of the 10 m incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) in a mixed cardiac rehabilitation population. Design Participants completed two 10 m ISWTs in a single session in a repeated measures study. Ten participants completed a third 10 m ISWT as part of a pilot study. Setting Hospital physiotherapy department. Participants 62 adults aged a mean of 68 years (SD 10) referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program. Main outcome measures Retest reliability of the 10 m ISWT expressed as relative reliability and measurement error. Relative reliability was expressed in a ratio in the form of an intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and measurement error in the form of the standard error of measurement (SEM) and 95% confidence intervals for the group and individual. Results There was a high level of relative reliability over the two walks with an ICC of .99. The SEM_{agreement} was 17 m, and a change of at least 23 m for the group and 54 m for the individual would be required to be 95% confident of exceeding measurement error. Conclusions The 10 m ISWT demonstrated good retest reliability and is sufficiently reliable to be applied in practice in this population without the use of a practice test.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 243-248 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Physiotherapy |

Volume | 102 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1 Sep 2016 |

### Keywords

- Exercise test
- Heart disease
- Reproducibility of results

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*Physiotherapy*,

*102*(3), 243-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.08.004

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*Physiotherapy*, vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 243-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.08.004

**The 10 m incremental shuttle walk test is a highly reliable field exercise test for patients referred to cardiac rehabilitation : A retest reliability study.** / Hanson, Lisa C.; Taylor, Nicholas F; McBurney, Helen.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - The 10 m incremental shuttle walk test is a highly reliable field exercise test for patients referred to cardiac rehabilitation

T2 - A retest reliability study

AU - Hanson, Lisa C.

AU - Taylor, Nicholas F

AU - McBurney, Helen

PY - 2016/9/1

Y1 - 2016/9/1

N2 - Objectives To determine the retest reliability of the 10 m incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) in a mixed cardiac rehabilitation population. Design Participants completed two 10 m ISWTs in a single session in a repeated measures study. Ten participants completed a third 10 m ISWT as part of a pilot study. Setting Hospital physiotherapy department. Participants 62 adults aged a mean of 68 years (SD 10) referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program. Main outcome measures Retest reliability of the 10 m ISWT expressed as relative reliability and measurement error. Relative reliability was expressed in a ratio in the form of an intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and measurement error in the form of the standard error of measurement (SEM) and 95% confidence intervals for the group and individual. Results There was a high level of relative reliability over the two walks with an ICC of .99. The SEMagreement was 17 m, and a change of at least 23 m for the group and 54 m for the individual would be required to be 95% confident of exceeding measurement error. Conclusions The 10 m ISWT demonstrated good retest reliability and is sufficiently reliable to be applied in practice in this population without the use of a practice test.

AB - Objectives To determine the retest reliability of the 10 m incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) in a mixed cardiac rehabilitation population. Design Participants completed two 10 m ISWTs in a single session in a repeated measures study. Ten participants completed a third 10 m ISWT as part of a pilot study. Setting Hospital physiotherapy department. Participants 62 adults aged a mean of 68 years (SD 10) referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program. Main outcome measures Retest reliability of the 10 m ISWT expressed as relative reliability and measurement error. Relative reliability was expressed in a ratio in the form of an intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and measurement error in the form of the standard error of measurement (SEM) and 95% confidence intervals for the group and individual. Results There was a high level of relative reliability over the two walks with an ICC of .99. The SEMagreement was 17 m, and a change of at least 23 m for the group and 54 m for the individual would be required to be 95% confident of exceeding measurement error. Conclusions The 10 m ISWT demonstrated good retest reliability and is sufficiently reliable to be applied in practice in this population without the use of a practice test.

KW - Exercise test

KW - Heart disease

KW - Reproducibility of results

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U2 - 10.1016/j.physio.2015.08.004

DO - 10.1016/j.physio.2015.08.004

M3 - Article

VL - 102

SP - 243

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JO - Physiotherapy

JF - Physiotherapy

SN - 0031-9406

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