Six minute walk distance in healthy adults aged between 20-30 years.

V, Prem and Chakravarty, R.D and H, Karvannan and *, Rimmi and Arya, Vinita and *, Manikankanna (2011) Six minute walk distance in healthy adults aged between 20-30 years. International Journal of Current Research and Review, 3 (11). pp. 78-83.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To find the normal range of distance covered during six minute walk distance (6MWD) in healthy adults aged between 20-30 years. METHODS & RESULTS: Six minute walk distance was performed in a 100 feet hallway by 50 males and 50 females healthy adults ranging in age from 20-30 years. Each subject underwent a thorough physical examination including weight, standing height and BMI.Any subject with underlying cardiopulmonary, neurological or musculoskeletal pathology or conditions that could interfere with the walk test was excluded. All subjects underwent 6MWT and pre and post measurements such as distance, heart rate were recorded. Males walked 45 m more than females. Height of females is significantly correlated with 6MWD. There was significant increase in heart rate and respiratory rate following six minute walk test. CONCLUSION:Six minute walk distance covered in healthy individuals of 20-30 years is 560±61 in males and 514±32 in females.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Six minute walk distance;Heart rate;Healthy adults.
Subjects: Allied Health > Bangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: MCON Library
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2012 07:04
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2012 07:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77303

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