Six-minute walk test: observed adverse events and oxygen desaturation in a large cohort of patients with chronic lung disease.

@article{Jenkins2011SixminuteWT,
  title={Six-minute walk test: observed adverse events and oxygen desaturation in a large cohort of patients with chronic lung disease.},
  author={Sue C. Jenkins and Nola M Cecins},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={416-22}
}
BACKGROUND The 6-min walk test (6MWT) is widely used to assess patients with chronic lung disease (CLD). Anecdotal reports and studies in small numbers of patients with CLD suggest that complications associated with the 6MWT are rare. This study reports the incidence of observed adverse events during the 6MWT in patients referred to an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation service. METHODS Seven hundred and forty-one patients with stable CLD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), n= 572… CONTINUE READING

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