Graham L. Pierce

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether individual ramp protocol treadmill testing is superior to frequently used step protocols in eliciting peak cardiopulmonary responses in obese women. The main findings indicate that protocol selection based on predicted pretest individual exercise capacity is more important than whether a ramp or step(More)
Proper exercise test protocol selection is essential to allow adequate time for observation of subjective and physiologic responses to exercise, as well as provider-patient interaction and patient comfort. This study evaluates the accuracy of a pretest questionnaire in predicting exercise capacity for exercise test protocol selection and compares the(More)