The Clinical Utility of a Six‐Minute Walk Test in Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease Patients

@article{Montgomery1998TheCU,
  title={The Clinical Utility of a Six‐Minute Walk Test in Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease Patients},
  author={Polly S. Montgomery and Andrew W. Gardner},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1998},
  volume={46}
}
OBJECTIVES: To determine the test‐retest reliability of the distance covered and the steps taken to complete a 6‐minute walk test by peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) patients with intermittent claudication. To determine the relationship between the total distance and steps covered during the 6‐minute walk test and clinical measures of PAOD severity. 
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Background: Six-minute walk test and treadmill test have been often used to evaluate functional limitations in patients with peripheral artery disease. However, whether these tests are correlated
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