Reference equation for 6-minute walk in individuals with Parkinson disease.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Parkinson's disease (Care and treatment)
Walking (Health aspects)
Falvo, Michael J.
Earhart, Gammon M.
|Publication:||Name: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development Publisher: Department of Veterans Affairs Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Department of Veterans Affairs ISSN: 0748-7711|
|Issue:||Date: Dec 31, 2009 Source Volume: 46 Source Issue: 9|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States|
The distance walked in 6 minutes is commonly used for assessing an
individual's functional exercise capacity. Considerable information
is available describing how healthy adults perform this test, including
equations that predict results based on factors such as age, sex, or
weight. However, these equations do not apply to adults with Parkinson
disease (PD), which suggests that unique aspects of PD influence walking
and turning abilities. We present a prediction equation that is specific
to adults with PD in order to better characterize their functional
Michael J. Falvo, MS; Gammon M. Earhart, PT, PhD
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