Sex-, age-, and height-specific reference curves for the 6-min walk test in healthy children and adolescents

Vrinda Saraff, Johanna Schneider, Valeria Colleselli, Monika Ruepp, Markus Rauchenzauner, Sabrina Neururer, Ralf Geiger, Wolfgang Högler

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Abstract

UNLABELLED: The 6-min walk test is a simple and accurate method to measure functional exercise capacity in children. We provide smooth reference curves for the modified 6-min walk test in 696 healthy children and adolescents aged 4-19 years, enabling calculation of sex-, age-, and height-specific Z-scores.

CONCLUSION: These reference curves will allow more accurate grading of mobility and exercise capacity in sick or disabled children and monitoring the effects of intervention or treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-840
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume174
Early online date10 Dec 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Examination
  • Reference Standards
  • Walking
  • Young Adult
  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Disability
  • Mobility
  • Exercise capacity
  • 6-min walk test

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