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The Endurance Shuttle Walk Test (ESWT)

Endurance Shuttle Walk Test CD

This is a standardised field test for the assessment of endurance capacity in patients with chronic lung disease. 

The test was developed as an adjunct to the ISWT so that together they form a practical method of assessing both functional and endurance exercise capacity using the same 10 metre shuttle course. 

The ESWT is especially sensitive to interventions of Pulmonary Rehabilitation with exercise training and can be used for the baseline and post training assessments.

There is a conversion chart to help practitioners and researchers establish the corresponding ESWT speed in the related documents below. (NB. These speeds correspond to 85% of predicted maximum).


  • Revill SM, Morgan MDL, Singh SJ et al. The endurance shuttle walk: a new field test for the assessment of endurance capacity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Thorax 1999 Mar; 54(3): 213-22.

If you wish to order the ESWT, which is available on either CD or USB flash drive, please click on the link below to download our order form and submit to us at:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Dept
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Glenfield Hospital
Groby Road
Leicester, LE3 9QP

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