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

@article{Brown2007FieldTO,
  title={Field tests of exercise in COPD: the six-minute walk test and the shuttle walk test.},
  author={Cynthia D. Brown and Robert A. Wise},
  journal={COPD},
  year={2007},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={217-23}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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