Mobility-related function in older adults: assessment with a 6-minute walk test.

  title={Mobility-related function in older adults: assessment with a 6-minute walk test.},
  author={Nancy D Harada and Vicki Chiu and Anita L. Stewart},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={80 7},
OBJECTIVE To determine the usefulness of the 6-minute walk test as an integrated measure of mobility in older adults. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Community centers and retirement homes in the Los Angeles area. PATIENTS Eighty-six older adults without significant disease. INTERVENTIONS None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Assessments included the 6-minute walk, chair stands, standing balance, gait speed, body mass index, and self-reported physical functioning and general health… CONTINUE READING

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