Walking Tests as Outcome Measures in Rehabilitation

Herbert, William G.
June 2001
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Jun2001 Supplement, Vol. 24, pS32
Academic Journal
The article discusses walking tests as outcome measures in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Clinical practice guidelines advocate symptom-limited graded exercise testing to determine functional capacity, prescribe limits for exercise training, stratify patients for risk of exercise-induced adverse cardiovascular events, and assess outcomes of rehabilitation.


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