Du, H., Davidson, P. M, Everett, B., Salamonson, Y., Zecchin, R., Rolley, J. X, Macdonald, P. S & Newton, PJ. (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. Australia: Wiley Blackwell Publishing. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00605.x
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.
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