chapter  2
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PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES IN EXERCISE TESTING

ByCRAIG A. MAHONEY

Exercise tests for the general population are normally designed to provide exercise professionals with information on disease diagnosis or prevention, rehabilitation and intensities to commence an exercise programme (de Vries and Housh, 1995). The feedback participants receive can help to establish appropriate intrinsic motivation to achieve goal outcomes. Goal determination will vary depending upon the types of test being completed, the background to the participant, the person commissioning the tests and a range of less tangible factors.