Cardiovascular Assessment

6-Minute Walk Test The 6-Minute Walk test is a measure of endurance. * Do not begin testing if : resting SBP is > 180mm resting DBP is > 100 resting HR is > 130, < 40 bpm resting Resp rate > 35 / min (too breathless to converse)
2-Minute Step Test The 2-Minute Step test indicates the level of aerobic endurance of the participant. It is associated with the ability to perform lifestyle tasks such as walking and stair climbing. See normative values on page:
Shuttle Walk The Shuttle Walk test is a simple, inexpensive, reliable, and valid test of exercise tolerance in older adults. (Dyer et al. 2002) Performance is correlated with the Timed Up and Go, and Berg Balance Score (Spagnuolo et al. 2010) Minimally important change is 35 m (Evans et al. 2019). > 350-400 m indicates lower risk for cardiorespiratory complications after surgery (e.g., intra-abdominal oesophagectomy, lung resection) (Struthers et el. 2008, Murray et al. 2007, Win et al. 2006)
Normal range of scores: 2 Minute Step Test
Age
60-64 75-107 87-115
65-69 73-107 86-116
70-74 68-101 80-110
75-79 68-100 73-109
80-84 60-90 71-103
85-90 55-85 59-91
90-95 44-72 52-86