walk test


Summary: A measure of endurance tests that show how far and fast an individual can walk without stopping within a certain period of time.

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  1. English C, Hillier S, Lynch E. Circuit class therapy for improving mobility after stroke. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;6:CD007513 pubmed publisher
    ..could walk in six minutes) demonstrating that CCT was superior to the comparison intervention (Six-Minute Walk Test: mean difference (MD), fixed-effect, 60.86 m, 95% confidence interval (CI) 44.55 to 77.17, GRADE: moderate)...
  2. Vrbica Z, Labor M, Gudelj I, Labor S, Jurić I, Plavec D. Early detection of COPD patients in GOLD 0 population: an observational non-interventional cohort study - MARKO study. BMC Pulm Med. 2017;17:36 pubmed publisher
    ..protocol: HRQoL, history, physical, blood sampling, exhaled breath temperature (EBT), lung function, 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
  3. McDermott M. Exercise training for intermittent claudication. J Vasc Surg. 2017;66:1612-1620 pubmed publisher
    ..whereas home-based walking exercise programs preferentially improve corridor walking, such as the 6-minute walk test. Clinical trial evidence also supports arm or leg ergometry exercise to improve walking endurance in people with ..
  4. Toosizadeh N, Berry C, BIME C, Najafi B, Kraft M, Mohler J. Assessing upper-extremity motion: An innovative method to quantify functional capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0172766 pubmed publisher
    ..35-0.69, p<0.02). Results show promise of a quick upper-extremity measure of functional capacity in patients with COPD, and as an outcome measure in clinical COPD trials. ..
  5. Suman A, Costa É, Bazan S, Hueb J, Carvalho F, Martin L, et al. Evaluating respiratory musculature, quality of life, anxiety, and depression among patients with indeterminate chronic Chagas disease and symptoms of pulmonary hypertension. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2017;50:194-198 pubmed publisher
    ..Patients with indeterminate chronic CD and symptoms of PH did not experience significant impairment in the studied variables, with the exception of the 6-min walking test, which suggests a low exercise tolerance. ..
  6. Niedermeier M, Einwanger J, Hartl A, Kopp M. Affective responses in mountain hiking-A randomized crossover trial focusing on differences between indoor and outdoor activity. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177719 pubmed publisher
    ..ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02853760. https://clinicaltrials.gov/. Date of registration: 08/02/2016 (retrospectively registered). Date of enrolment of the first participant to the trial: 05/01/2014. ..
  7. McDermott M, Polonsky T, Kibbe M, Tian L, Zhao L, Pearce W, et al. Racial differences in functional decline in peripheral artery disease and associations with socioeconomic status and education. J Vasc Surg. 2017;66:826-834 pubmed publisher
    ..Black PAD patients have higher rates of mobility loss and becoming unable to walk for 6 minutes continuously. These differences appear related to racial differences in socioeconomic status and physical activity. ..
  8. Amadi V, Balogun M, Akinola N, Adebayo R, Akintomide A. Pulmonary hypertension in Nigerian adults with sickle cell anemia. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2017;13:153-160 pubmed publisher
    ..Screening for PH should be encouraged to optimize management and thus improve their quality of life and life expectancy. ..
  9. Hua C, Huang Y, Su Y, Bu J, Tao H. Collaborative care model improves self-care ability, quality of life and cardiac function of patients with chronic heart failure. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2017;50:e6355 pubmed publisher
    ..01), decreased the NT-proBNP level (P<0.01), and enhanced exercise capacity (P<0.001). In conclusion, CCM improved the self-care, quality of life and cardiac function of patients with CHF compared with usual care. ..

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  1. Yamamoto K, Tanabe N, Suda R, Sasaki A, Matsumura A, Ema R, et al. Riociguat for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: Usefulness of transitioning from phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor. Respir Investig. 2017;55:270-275 pubmed publisher
    ..Relatively rapid transitioning from PDE5i to riociguat was safe under careful observation. Transitioning to riociguat may be safe and effective in CTEPH patients with inadequate clinical responses to PDE5i. ..
  2. Higo H, Kurosaki T, Ichihara E, Kubo T, Miyoshi K, Otani S, et al. Clinical characteristics of Japanese candidates for lung transplant for interstitial lung disease and risk factors for early death while on the waiting list. Respir Investig. 2017;55:264-269 pubmed publisher
    ..Japanese candidates for cadaveric lung transplants for ILD have severe pulmonary dysfunction. Severe dyspnea, short 6MWD, and low performance status are risk factors for early death while on the waiting list. ..
  3. Chen X, Stoner J, Montgomery P, Casanegra A, Silva Palacios F, Chen S, et al. Prediction of 6-minute walk performance in patients with peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2017;66:1202-1209 pubmed publisher
    ..Walking tests, such as the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and 4-meter walk test, are commonly used to assess exercise endurance and ambulatory function over a ..
  4. Tsai L, Ren Y, Gaebler Spira D, Revivo G, Zhang L. Effects of an Off-Axis Pivoting Elliptical Training Program on Gait Function in Persons With Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Preliminary Study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017;96:515-522 pubmed publisher
    ..Lower-extremity pivoting strength was assessed. Gait function and balance were evaluated using 10-m walk test, 6-minute-walk test, and Pediatric Balance Scale. Toe-in angles during gait were quantified...
  5. Cavalheri V, Granger C. Preoperative exercise training for patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;6:CD012020 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings of this review should be interpreted with caution due to disparities between the studies, risk of bias, and small sample sizes. This review emphasises the need for larger RCTs. ..
  6. Aartsma Rus A, Krieg A. FDA Approves Eteplirsen for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: The Next Chapter in the Eteplirsen Saga. Nucleic Acid Ther. 2017;27:1-3 pubmed publisher
  7. Vizza C, Sastry B, Safdar Z, Harnisch L, Gao X, Zhang M, et al. Efficacy of 1, 5, and 20 mg oral sildenafil in the treatment of adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a randomized, double-blind study with open-label extension. BMC Pulm Med. 2017;17:44 pubmed publisher
    ..ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00430716 (Registration date: January 31, 2007). ..
  8. Diniz L, Neves V, Starke A, Barbosa M, Britto R, Ribeiro A. Safety of early performance of the six-minute walk test following acute myocardial infarction: a cross-sectional study. Braz J Phys Ther. 2017;21:167-174 pubmed publisher
    The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is a simple, low cost, reliable, and valid method for evaluating the functional capacity of cardiac patients...
  9. Lewis G, Malhotra R, Hernandez A, McNulty S, Smith A, Felker G, et al. Effect of Oral Iron Repletion on Exercise Capacity in Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction and Iron Deficiency: The IRONOUT HF Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017;317:1958-1966 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the efficacy of inexpensive readily available oral iron supplementation in heart failure is unknown...
  10. Hogler W, Scott J, Bishop N, Arundel P, Nightingale P, Mughal M, et al. The Effect of Whole Body Vibration Training on Bone and Muscle Function in Children With Osteogenesis Imperfecta. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017;102:2734-2743 pubmed publisher
    ..01, without improving mobility, muscle function, or balance. The increase in lean mass without changes in muscle function or bone mass suggests reduced biomechanical responsiveness of the muscle-bone unit in children with OI. ..
  11. Melczer C, Melczer L, Goják I, Kónyi A, Szabados S, Raposa L, et al. [Analysis of telemetry, on-line and non-telemetry data for characterization of the physical activity of patients with heart failure]. Orv Hetil. 2017;158:1390-1395 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study aimed to use the PA% of the telemetry data to estimate the 6-minute walk test result. A total of seventeen patients with heart disease; 3 females and 14 males; age: 57.35 yrs ± 9...
  12. Roshanravan B, Gamboa J, Wilund K. Exercise and CKD: Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction and Practical Application of Exercise to Prevent and Treat Physical Impairments in CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017;69:837-852 pubmed publisher
  13. Kleczynski P, Dziewierz A, Bagieński M, Rzeszutko L, Sorysz D, Trebacz J, et al. Impact of frailty on mortality after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Am Heart J. 2017;185:52-58 pubmed publisher
    ..Frailty indices according to Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 recommendations (5-m walk test [5MWT] and hand grip strength) as well as other available scales of frailty (Katz index, Elderly Mobility Scale [..
  14. Githinji L, Gray D, Hlengwa S, Myer L, Zar H. Lung Function in South African Adolescents Infected Perinatally with HIV and Treated Long-Term with Antiretroviral Therapy. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017;14:722-729 pubmed publisher
    ..Measures included spirometry, nitrogen multiple-breath washout, forced oscillation technique, 6-minute walk test, single-breath carbon monoxide diffusion testing, and bronchodilator response testing...
  15. Awad L, Bae J, Kudzia P, Long A, Hendron K, Holt K, et al. Reducing Circumduction and Hip Hiking During Hemiparetic Walking Through Targeted Assistance of the Paretic Limb Using a Soft Robotic Exosuit. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017;96:S157-S164 pubmed publisher
    ..Future work is necessary to determine how exosuit-induced reductions in paretic hip hiking and circumduction during gait training could be leveraged to facilitate more normal walking behavior during unassisted walking. ..
  16. Chambela M, Mediano M, Ferreira R, Japiassu A, Waghabi M, da Silva G, et al. Correlation of 6-min walk test with left ventricular function and quality of life in heart failure due to Chagas disease. Trop Med Int Health. 2017;22:1314-1321 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate the correlation of the total distance walked during the six-minute walk test (6MWT) with left ventricular function and quality of life in patients with Chagas Disease (ChD) complicated by heart failure...
  17. Ribeiro Samora G, Montemezzo D, Pereira D, Tagliaferri T, Vieira O, Britto R. Could peak oxygen uptake be estimated from proposed equations based on the six-minute walk test in chronic heart failure subjects?. Braz J Phys Ther. 2017;21:100-106 pubmed publisher
    ..VO2peak) and the VO2peak estimated by four prediction equations based on the six-minute walk test (6MWT) in chronic heart failure patients...
  18. Costa S, Rassi S, Freitas E, Gutierrez N, Boaventura F, Sampaio L, et al. Prognostic Factors in Severe Chagasic Heart Failure. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2017;108:246-254 pubmed publisher
    ..regarding the following variables: age, blood pressure, ejection fraction, serum sodium, creatinine, 6-minute walk test, non-sustained ventricular tachycardia, QRS width, indexed left atrial volume, and functional class. 53 (88...
  19. Unnanuntana A, Laohaprasitiporn P, Jarusriwanna A. Effect of bisphosphonate initiation at week 2 versus week 12 on short-term functional recovery after femoral neck fracture: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Osteoporos. 2017;12:27 pubmed publisher
    ..recovery was assessed by de Morton Mobility Index, Barthel Index, EuroQol 5D, visual analog scale, 2-min walk test, and timed get-up-and-go test at 2 weeks, 3 months, and 1 year after surgery...
  20. Er G, Angın E. Determining the relationship of kinesiophobia with respiratory functions and functional capacity in ankylosing spondylitis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017;96:e7486 pubmed publisher
    ..05).Kinesiophobia is a condition that may arise in individuals with AS, which has negative effects. Physiotherapists have a responsibility to eliminate kinesiophobia beliefs and prefer therapy method in line with this responsibility. ..
  21. Buhagiar M, Naylor J, Harris I, Xuan W, Kohler F, Wright R, et al. Effect of Inpatient Rehabilitation vs a Monitored Home-Based Program on Mobility in Patients With Total Knee Arthroplasty: The HIHO Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017;317:1037-1046 pubmed publisher
    ..Mobility at 26 weeks after surgery, measured with the 6-minute walk test. Secondary outcomes included the Oxford Knee Score, which ranges from 0 (worst) to 48 (best) and has a minimal ..
  22. Fukihara J, Taniguchi H, Ando M, Kondoh Y, Kimura T, Kataoka K, et al. Hemosiderin-laden macrophages are an independent factor correlated with pulmonary vascular resistance in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a case control study. BMC Pulm Med. 2017;17:30 pubmed publisher
    ..294; p?=?0.001) and HLM score (?, 0.265; p?=?0.002) were independently correlated with PVR. HLM score in BALF is an independent factor correlated with PVR in patients with IPF. ..