The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of a 6-min walk test as a measure of physical endurance in older adults. Seventy-seven subjects, ages 60-87. performed three separate 6-min walk tests and a treadmill test and completed questionnaire items assessing physical activity level and functional status.
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While the six-minute walk test seems like a simplistic tool for measuring your lung function, the test should be performed with proper medical supervision—not on your own. During the Test During the six-minute walk test, you will be permitted to slow down, stop, and rest as needed.
We concluded that the 1 minute walk test is a valid measure for assessing functional ability in children with ambulatory BSCP. Its cost-effectiveness and user friendliness make it a potentially useful tool in the clinical setting. Further study needs to address its reliability and ability to detect change over time.
General description of procedure, equipment, technique The 6-min walk test (6 MWT) is a submaximal exercise test that entails measurement of distance walked over a span of 6 minutes. The 6-minute walk distance (6 MWD) provides a measure for integrated global response of multiple cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal systems involved in exercise.
The most common walk tests are the 6-minute walk test and the shuttle walk test. In the 6-minute walk test, you walk as far as you can up and down a corridor in 6 minutes. The shuttle walk test requires you to walk up and down a 10-metre distance at increasing speeds until you get too breathless to continue.
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