Reliability, minimal detectable changes, practice effects and correlates of the 6-min walk test in patients with schizophrenia.

@article{Vancampfort2011ReliabilityMD,
  title={Reliability, minimal detectable changes, practice effects and correlates of the 6-min walk test in patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={Davy Vancampfort and Michel Probst and Kim Sweers and Katrien Maurissen and J J M Knapen and Marc De Hert},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2011},
  volume={187 1-2},
  pages={62-7}
}
We examined the reproducibility of the 6-min walk test (6 MWT) in patients with schizophrenia. Secondary aims were to assess minimal detectable changes and practice effects of the 6 MWT and the presence of clinical conditions that might interfere. From 71 patients with schizophrenia two trials of the 6 MWT, administered within 3 days, were analysed. The intraclass correlation coefficient between the two tests was 0.96. The minimal detectable change was 56.2m for men and 50.2m for women. Body… CONTINUE READING