Six minute walk test versus incremental shuttle walk test in cystic fibrosis

SAĞLAM M., Vardar-Yagli N., Savci S., Inal-Ince D., Aribas Z., Bosnak-Guclu M., ...More

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.58, no.9, pp.887-893, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ped.12919
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.887-893
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Although both self-paced and externally paced field tests are widely used in cystic fibrosis (CF), it is still unclear whether they induce clinically relevant and similar cardiorespiratory responses. The aim of this study was therefore to compare the incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) and 6 min walk test (6MWT), and to determine the factors influencing exercise capacity in CF.