Correlation between a self-administered walk test and a standard six minute walk test in adults

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Wiley: 12 months
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Nursing and Health Sciences, 2011, 13 (2), pp. 114 - 117
Issue Date:
2011-06
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This study was undertaken to assess the correlation between a self-administered, adapted Six Minute Walk Test (the Home-Heart-Walk) and the standard Six MinuteWalk Test based on the American Thoracic Society guideline.A correlational study was conducted at a university campus in Sydney,Australia. Thirteen healthy volunteers underwent the Home-Heart-Walk and the standard Six MinuteWalk Test on a single occasion.The distance that participants walked during the two tests was assessed using Pearsons correlation.The correlation between the Home-Heart-Walk and the Six Minute Walk Test distance was 0.81. The Home-Heart-Walk distance was highly correlated to the standard Six Minute Walk Test distance in this study. This relationship provides confidence for further research in populations to facilitate monitoring and evaluation.
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