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The One Minute Sit to Stand Test Protocol

The one-minute sit to stand test (1-MSTST) has become the test of choice during the pandemic for measuring exercise capacity, both at in-person and virtual appointments due to the inability to conduct robust six minute or incremental / endurance shuttle walk tests (6MWT/ ISWT/ ESWT). It can easily be conducted in the patient’s home or a small clinic room, requires little equipment, is quick to undertake and yields useful information about the patient’s physiological response to exercise.

This article provides information on how to prepare, undertake and record the one minute sit to stand test.