Validity and reliability of the 6-minute walk test in a cardiac rehabilitation population.

@article{Hamilton2000ValidityAR,
  title={Validity and reliability of the 6-minute walk test in a cardiac rehabilitation population.},
  author={Donald M. Hamilton and Robert G. Haennel},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={156-64}
}
PURPOSE Although the 6-minute walk test is commonly used to assess the functional status of patients with severe cardiopulmonary disease, few studies have tested its value in a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) population with milder disease status. The purpose of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the 6-minute walk in a Phase II/III CR program. METHODS Ninety-four patients (61 men, 33 women) aged 63 +/- 10 years completed three 6-minute walks on nonconsecutive days. Patients… CONTINUE READING