2-Minute Step Test (2MST)
What it measures:
The 2-Minute Step Test (2MST) is used to assess aerobic endurance and functional fitness originally in the geriatric population (aged 60-94 years)1; however, this test is also used with populations such as cancer, Alzheimer dementia, cardiovascular disease (heart failure, HTN), stroke, renal disease, pulmonary disorder, healthy adults, and mixed populations (fallers, fragility, sarcopenia, and cognitive impairment).
The 2-minute Step Test outcome measure is a quick and simple tool to evaluate functional aerobic endurance when time and space are limited.
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Date: November 1, 2021
Content Type: Test & Measure
Riley Caughlin, SPT, MS; Bayler Andrews, SPT, BS; Mike Richardson, PT, DPT, DHSc, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist; Leslie Ayres, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist; Kenneth Miller, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Paras Goel, PT, DPT, MEd, Board-Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
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