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Relations between 6 minute walking distance and 10 meter walking speed in patients with multiple sclerosis and stroke.
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PMID:  22421626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between a short walking test and a long walking test in patients with walking disability due to multiple sclerosis (MS) or stroke.
DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study.
SETTING: University hospital and sport science department.
PARTICIPANTS: Patients with MS (n=38), patients with stroke (n=48), and healthy subjects (n=46). Patients were participants in other clinical trials.
INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Walking speed in a 10m walk test and a 6 minute walk test was compared.
RESULTS: Despite differences in absolute walking speed between long and short tests, strong correlations were found between both the tests in patients with MS (r=.95) and in patients with stroke (r=.94), whereas a more moderate correlation was found in healthy controls (r=.69-.70).
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings show that walking speeds of a short walking test and a long walking test are strongly correlated in both patients with MS and patients with stroke, whereas correlations in healthy subjects are weaker.
Ulrik Dalgas; Kaare Severinsen; Kristian Overgaard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-03-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  93     ISSN:  1532-821X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  2012-09-10     Revised Date:  2012-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1167-72     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Sport Science, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Disability Evaluation*
Exercise Test / methods*
Exercise Tolerance
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis*,  rehabilitation
Physical Endurance
Reference Values
Sensitivity and Specificity
Stroke / diagnosis*,  rehabilitation
Time Factors
Walking / physiology*
Comment In:
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Oct;93(10):1883; author reply 1883-4   [PMID:  22989720 ]

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