Field tests of exercise in COPD: The six-minute walk test and the shuttle walk test

Cynthia D. Brown, Robert A. Wise

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Abstract

Exercise testing is useful to assess the degree of disability, prognosis for survival, presence of exercise-induced hypoxemia, and response to treatment in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Simple walking tests have been developed and are increasingly used in assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients for clinical and research purposes. This article reviews how these tests are performed and to what degree they are reliable, and how these tests are used in assessment of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-223
Number of pages7
JournalCOPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 6-minute walk test
  • COPD
  • Exercise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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