Step, Walk, Bike (Fitness Testing) - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to find out how well different exercise tests can assess someone's health and overall level of fitness. We will measure your aerobic fitness using three different tests.

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Tests to Measure Health and Fitness

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults ages 18+ who:
- Can come to our clinic for an in-person visit
- Are able to walk independently (assistive devices are okay)
- Are able to use a stationary bike

For more information about this study, please contact the study team at or 919-681-2849.

Age Group

What is Involved?

If you choose to join this study, you will come to our clinic for one visit. During this visit, you will:
- Do a 6-minute step test (6MST)
- Do a 6-minute walk test (6MWT)
- Do cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) on a stationary bike

This visit should last about 2 hours. If you can't complete every test during this visit, we can schedule you to come back at another time to finish.

We will pay study participants for their time.

You can read more about this study on its website and send us a message if you are interested:

Study Details

Full Title
Comparison of Submaximal Exercise Tests with Maximal Exercise Test
Principal Investigator
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00108027
NCT: NCT04830306
Phase Pilot
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment
Contact the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center