Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
John C. Young
Number of Pages
The purpose of this study was to determine if screening tools from a self-reporting questionnaire, comprised of work-capacity questions, and physiological data, could be developed to predict treadmill test time when following a Bruce protocol. One hundred and eight subjects completed the questionnaire and performed treadmill tests. A stepwise regression analysis was used to develop equations from the research parameters established on the questionnaire, and resulted in two useful predictive equations, one for males and one for females. Results indicated 52 males and 33 females had actual treadmill times of six minutes or greater. The prediction equations predicted 59 males and 35 females would have actual treadmill times of six minutes or more, which resulted in an 88 percent prediction accuracy rate for males and 94 percent for females. It was also determined that subjects who had a pulse pressure ≤60 reached the six-minute threshold 87 percent of the time for women and 86 percent of the time for men.
Bruce; Following; Performance; Prediction; Protocols; Stress; Test; Time; Treadmill
Physical therapy; Industrial safety
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Boersma, Helena Nadine, "Prediction of performance time on a treadmill stress test following a Bruce protocol" (2001). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1313.