A Deep Dive Into the Six Minute Walk Test

 


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In this episode, I discuss the six minute walk test as an assessment tool, and outcome measure, and a way to create an exercise prescription.

I mention a study we did in Canada to characterize the pulmonary rehabilitation programs which were running in 2015, including the use of the 6 minute walk test. The link to that paper is here.  I also talk about an international survey on pulmonary rehabilitation, that citation is here.

I mention the technical standard for field tests in chronic lung disease, put out by the European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society. A link to that paper is here.

I mention the Australia Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit, a link to the page where exercise prescription using the six minute walk distance is here.

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