Multistage Field Test (MFT) for wheelchair users

This test is a wheelchair version of the beep test, by Vanderthommen et al. (2002).

procedure: An octagonal course is marked out using cones (see diagram). The course is basically a 15 m x 15 m square, with each corner modified to create a 2.83 m long turning zone. The four main sides of the octagon are 11 m long. The corner zones avoid the necessity to make a sharp 90 degree turn. The initial wheeling velocity is 6 km/hr, which increased by 0.37 km/hr in one minute stages. A beep signified when the subject had to be within the turning zone. The test was stopped if the subject was unable to reach the turning zone on three consecutive occasions.


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