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Assessment of a self-administered adapted 6-minute walk test

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Purpose: This study assessed the reliability and viability of the Home-Heart-Walk (HHW) test, adapting a standardized 6-minute walk test protocol for self-administration. Methods: Twenty-nine volunteers with documented coronary heart disease (CHD) undertook a structured 7-day program using the HHW. Results: The intervention was well received by participants. The intraclass correlation coefficient of the test distance over 7 days was 0.98, and the correlations between investigator and participant measures were high (r = 0.99 for day 1 [first test], r = 0.99 for day 1 [second test], and r = 0.99 on day 7). Conclusion: These data demonstrate the potential of the HHW as a tool to promote and monitor physical activity in community-based settings. These observations require further investigation and testing in other populations.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Du, H., Davidson, P. M., Everett, B., Salamonson, Y., Zecchin, R., Rolley, J. X., . . . MacDonald, P. S. (2010). Assessment of a self-administered adapted 6-minute walk test. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 30(2), 116-120. doi:10.1097/HCR.0b013e3181be7c98

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77949435530

Start Page


  • 116

End Page


  • 120

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Purpose: This study assessed the reliability and viability of the Home-Heart-Walk (HHW) test, adapting a standardized 6-minute walk test protocol for self-administration. Methods: Twenty-nine volunteers with documented coronary heart disease (CHD) undertook a structured 7-day program using the HHW. Results: The intervention was well received by participants. The intraclass correlation coefficient of the test distance over 7 days was 0.98, and the correlations between investigator and participant measures were high (r = 0.99 for day 1 [first test], r = 0.99 for day 1 [second test], and r = 0.99 on day 7). Conclusion: These data demonstrate the potential of the HHW as a tool to promote and monitor physical activity in community-based settings. These observations require further investigation and testing in other populations.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Du, H., Davidson, P. M., Everett, B., Salamonson, Y., Zecchin, R., Rolley, J. X., . . . MacDonald, P. S. (2010). Assessment of a self-administered adapted 6-minute walk test. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 30(2), 116-120. doi:10.1097/HCR.0b013e3181be7c98

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77949435530

Start Page


  • 116

End Page


  • 120

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication