Clinical Determinants of Incremental Shuttle Walk Test in Adults with Bronchiectasis

YILDIZ Ş., Inal-Ince D., Calik-Kutukcu E., Vardar-Yagli N., SAĞLAM M., Arikan H., ...More

LUNG, vol.196, no.3, pp.343-349, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 196 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00408-018-0094-x
  • Journal Name: LUNG
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-349
  • Keywords: Non-CF bronchiectasis, Exercise capacity, Shuttle walk test, Pulmonary function, Peripheral strength, COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, EXERCISE CAPACITY, REFERENCE VALUES, MUSCLE STRENGTH, HEALTH-STATUS, AGE, QUESTIONNAIRE, VALIDATION, LIMITATION, DYSPNEA
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction Exercise capacity is impaired in patients with bronchiectasis. Incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) stresses cardiorespiratory system physiologically to symptom-limited maximal exercise capacity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical determinants of ISWT in adults with non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis.