Walk Test

Walk Test

A group of performance-based tests that measure the distance a patient walks in a defined time, e.g., 2 min, 6 min, and 12 min. Walk tests measure the functional level of patients suffering from a wide range of cardiac, respiratory, neurological, and musculoskeletal conditions.
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Based on 19 identified studies with 23 eligible groups (485 adults aged 54 to 71 years), the researchers found that survivors of stroke improved their composite aerobic capacity (based on the six-minute walk test, maximal oxygen consumption [VO2] peak, and walking speed) with an effect size of 0.38.
Secondary efficacy measures include change in exercise capacity as assessed by the six-minute walk test, and change in patient-reported quality of life as assessed by the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire
Outcome measurement tools were gross motor functional measure (GMFM-88), walking distance, 01 minute walk test and 6 minutes walk test.
The primary endpoints of the six-month, parallel-design study are change in distance walked (metres) as measured by the six-minute walk test and change in the Total Fatigue score on the Primary Mitochondrial Myopathy Symptom Assessment (PMMSA), a patient-reported outcome measure.
Gait was assessed using gait dynamic index, timed up and go test; 5-times sit to stand and 10meter walk test. Three sessions of lumbar mobilization were given to all patients and the data were analyzed on Spss-20.
Researchers measured vitamin D levels in 112 HFpEF patients and 37 matched controls, all of whom took a six-minute walk test and had their peak oxygen capacity measured.
The objectives of the study are assessment of short-term mortality as the primary end point; to assess improvement in 6-minute walk test after 60 days of treatment; to evaluate the patient with echocardiography to look for features of LV dysfunction, improvement in parameters over two months' treatment; to examine the patient to evaluate clinical signs of improvement over 60 days; to assess the reduction in hospitalisation within the first two months after initiation of H + ISDN; and to get a subjective assessment by the patient about symptoms.
[9] In this study, physical fitness in obese subjects was assessed by means of 6-min walk test according to the guidelines of the American Thoracic Society.
In this case, foot drop may not manifest itself when the patient is performing a short walk test (e.g., 10 meters) in the clinic but will only occur after a certain period of prolonged walking the duration of which varies among individuals.
In these reports, exercise capacity was evaluated using the 6-min walk test [7].