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Nurs Health Sci. 2011 Jun;13(2):114-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00605.x. Epub 2011 May 20.

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

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Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University, Sydney Campus, Australia.


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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