As highlighted in Chapter 5 of your course text, clinical exercise testing is conducted for numerous reasons. The purpose for exercise testing, the client’s history and characteristics, as well as the desired outcomes, should be considered before choosing a test modality and protocol.
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After studying Chapter 5 and reviewing the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (Links to an external site.) video, address the following elements:
- Select two specific purposes for conducting clinical exercise testing and explain each briefly.
- For each chosen purpose, summarize the type of clients and their characteristics (i.e., gender, age, history, diagnoses, symptoms), warranting the administration of clinical exercise testing.
- Assess one exercise test modality and its common uses.
- Appraise the need for an exercise protocol and the rationale for individualizing it.
Support your work with your course text and at least one additional scholarly source. Your initial post should be at least 250 to 300 words in length.
Guided Response: Respond to a minimum of two peers by Day 7. Each reply should be a minimum of 100 words in length and supported by one scholarly source. Assume you are currently training your peers in the administration of exercise testing. In your first peer reply, explain one absolute indication to terminate testing. In your second peer reply, focus on a relative indication to abort testing.