An exercise-tolerance test used in chronic respiratory disease and heart failure. It measures the distance a person is able to walk in six minutes on a hard, flat surface. The person walks as far as possible in six minutes and is allowed to self-pace and rest as needed as he or she goes back and forth along a marked walkway. The test is also used as a performance-based measure of functional exercise capacity in other populations, e.g., healthy older adults, people undergoing knee or hip arthroplasty, fibromyalgia, and scleroderma, and children.
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Six-minute walk test, 6-minute walk test. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/773919/all/six_minute_walk_test__6_minute_walk_test. Accessed August 20, 2019.
Six-minute walk test, 6-minute walk test. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/773919/all/six_minute_walk_test__6_minute_walk_test
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