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What it measures:

This test is specifically for the patient population in the intensive care unit (ICU) who are critically ill.  This test can be used to guide exercise prescription within the ICU as well as measure functional recovery.  The PFIT-s is a battery outcome measure involving four components: sit to stand assistance, marching on the spot cadence, shoulder flexor and knee extensor strength. The PFIT originally included 5 items.  However, a principal component analysis to refine the test resulted in the removal of the upper extremity endurance item.

Target Population:

The PFIT is a test that measures function of patients with a variety of conditions in the ICU.

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