Correlation between a self-administered walk test and a standardised Six Minute Walk Test in adults

Huiyun Du, Patricia Davidson, Bronwyn Everett, Yenna Salamonson, Robert Zecchin, John Rolley, Phillip Newton, Peter MacDonald

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    Abstract

    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 Minute Walk 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 Minute Walk Test on a single occasion. The distance that participants walked during the two tests was assessed using Pearson's 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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)114-117
    Number of pages4
    JournalNursing and Health Sciences
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • Functional capacity
    • Self-monitoring
    • Six minute walk test

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    Du, H., Davidson, P., Everett, B., Salamonson, Y., Zecchin, R., Rolley, J., Newton, P., & MacDonald, P. (2011). Correlation between a self-administered walk test and a standardised Six Minute Walk Test in adults. Nursing and Health Sciences, 13(2), 114-117. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00605.x