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Summary

What it measures:

This is a physical performance test of how long it takes for a person to ascend and descend a flight of stairs (1). [Another version uses symptom limitation for number of stairs climbed (2)]

Target Population:

Patients with lower extremity impairments, such as osteoarthritis (OA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and patients with cardiopulmonary conditions (1-5).


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