Course length of 30 metres versus 10 metres has a significant influence on six-minute walk distance in patients with COPD: an experimental crossover study
Beekman, Emmylou × Mesters, Ilse Hendriks, Erik J M Klaassen, Mariska P M Gosselink, Rik van Schayck, Onno C P de Bie, Rob A #
Journal of Physiotherapy vol:59 issue:3 pages:169-76
Do patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) achieve a different distance on the six minute walk test (6MWT) conducted on a 10m course versus on a 30m course? When assessing the distance on a 6MWT conducted on a 10m course, is it valid to use existing reference equations that were generated on longer courses?