Document Detail

Predictors of 6-minute walk test and 12-minute walk/run test in obese children and adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17726615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of the distance achieved during a 6-minute walk test and a 12-minute walk/run test (Cooper test) in obese children and adolescents and to evaluate the influence of a residential treatment on the association of these predictors with the distance. A search of the Revalidation Centre Zeepreventorium (De Haan, Belgium) medical records database of all children and adolescents (age 10 to 18 yrs) treated for obesity between September 2003 and February 2006, revealed 65 charts with all relevant data (anthropometrical, maximal graded exercise, lung function, 6-minute walk test and 12-minute walk/run test) at admission as well as after 3 months treatment. The multidisciplinary treatment has a positive influence on anthropometrical variables, endurance capacity, vital capacity, and residual volume (p < 0.05). The distance covered during the 6-minute walk test and the 12-minute walk/run test is correlated with all anthropometrical data and peak VO2 (p < 0.05). After 3 months of treatment, bivariate correlation was stronger for almost every parameter compared to admission. Following a stepwise regression, BMI z-score is a dominant predictor of both field tests at admission and after 3 months treatment. VO2peak contributes only significantly in the 12-minute walk/run test at admission. Conclusion: In obese children and adolescents BMI z-score is the most dominant predictor of the variability in performances on the 6-minute walk test and the 12-minute walk/run test at admission as well as after 3 months of treatment.
Patrick Calders; Benedicte Deforche; Sabine Verschelde; Jacques Bouckaert; Frederic Chevalier; Eddy Bassle; Ann Tanghe; Patrick De Bode; Hilde Franckx
Related Documents :
17908575 - Predictive validity and responsiveness of the functional ambulation category in hemipar...
3619125 - Reliability of walking endurance with an incremental treadmill test.
16304565 - Improving walking assessment in subjects with an incomplete spinal cord injury: respons...
11046345 - Molecular ratchets: verification of the principle of detailed balance and the second la...
1973025 - Development of a haptoglobin elisa. its use as an indicator for malaria.
16757605 - Correlation between microdilution, e-test, and disk diffusion methods for antifungal su...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2007-08-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  167     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-19     Completed Date:  2008-08-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  563-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Revalidation Sciences and Physiotherapy Ghent, Campus Heymans 1B3, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Electric Impedance
Exercise Test / methods*
Exercise Tolerance / physiology*
Obesity / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Predictive Value of Tests
Respiratory Function Tests
Retrospective Studies
Running / physiology*
Severity of Illness Index
Time Factors
Walking / physiology*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Costello syndrome: clinical diagnosis in the first year of life.
Next Document:  Polymorphisms in methionine synthase (A2756G) and cystathionine beta-synthase (844ins68) and suscept...