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Eur J Pediatr. 2015 Jun;174(6):837-40. doi: 10.1007/s00431-014-2454-8. Epub 2014 Dec 10.

Sex-, age-, and height-specific reference curves for the 6-min walk test in healthy children and adolescents.

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Department of Endocrinology & Diabetes, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, UK, vrindasaraff@doctors.org.uk.

Abstract

The 6-min walk test is a simple and accurate method to measure functional exercise capacity in children. We provide smooth reference curves for the modified 6-min walk test in 696 healthy children and adolescents aged 4-19 years, enabling calculation of sex-, age-, and height-specific Z-scores.

CONCLUSION:

These reference curves will allow more accurate grading of mobility and exercise capacity in sick or disabled children and monitoring the effects of intervention or treatment.

PMID:
25491900
DOI:
10.1007/s00431-014-2454-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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