The 10 m incremental shuttle walk test is a highly reliable field exercise test for patients referred to cardiac rehabilitation: A retest reliability study

Lisa C. Hanson, Nicholas F Taylor, Helen McBurney

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalPhysiotherapy
Volume102
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Exercise test
  • Heart disease
  • Reproducibility of results

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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.

In: Physiotherapy, Vol. 102, No. 3, 01.09.2016, p. 243-248.

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