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Table 4 Physical examination and ancillary tests prior to providing Pre-exercise Certificate

From: Dealing with ambiguity: Israeli physician’s attitudes and practices regarding pre-exercise certificates: a questionnaire study

Do you perform an examination with patients prior to providing Pre-exercise Certificate?
Physical examination:
 Yes – to all patients 58.3 %
 Depending on age/contents of patient file 29.9 %
 No, Generally reading patient file sufficient (maybe check blood pressure) 11.8 %
Cardiovascular system: (Peripheral pulses, heart sounds and murmurs, including Carotid artery) 91.1 %
Musculoskeletal system: (Muscle strength, range of motion and joint stability) 20.0 %
Nervous system: (Reflexes, Neurological deficits, Romberg test) 7.4 %
Vision and Hearing 7.4 %
Glands (thyroid and Lymph nodes) 3.0 %
Abdominal: (Organomegaly – Liver, Spleen, Gall Bladder) 8.1 %
Resting ECG and Blood Pressure 74.1 %
Sub-maximal Ergonometric ECG Testing: (up to 85 % of maximal predicted pulse per age/sex) 10.4 %
Maximal Ergonometric ECG Testing: (up to 90 % of maximal predicted pulse per age/sex) 20.0 %
Blood tests 9.6 %
Lung function tests: (Peak Flow, Flow-Volume Loop) 4.4 %
Anthropomorphic measurements: (Weight, Height, BMI, Fat tissue percentage) 23.7 %