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Validity and responsiveness of the 6 minute walk test for people with fibromyalgia.
J Rheumatol. 2000 Nov; 27(11):2666-70.JR

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine the concurrent validity and responsiveness of the 6 minute walk test (6-MWT) as a measure of cardiorespiratory fitness in people with fibromyalgia.

METHODS

Subjects completed the 6-MWT, a Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), and a peak oxygen consumption (pVO2) exercise test before (n = 28) and after (n = 20) a 12 week exercise program.

RESULTS

The correlations between 6-MWT distance and pVO2 before (r = 0.328) and after (r = 0.420) the exercise program were not significant. Significant correlations were obtained between 6-MWT distance and FIQ total (r = -0.494, p < 0.01) and physical impairment (r = -0.403, p < 0.05) scores. Fifteen of 28 subjects completed the exercise program, with significant (p < 0.05) changes in 6-MWT distance (+78 m), pVO2 (+1.8 ml/kg/min), and FIQ total score (-9.9). The change in 6-MWT distance was correlated significantly (p < 0.05) with change in FIQ total score but no change in pVO2.

CONCLUSION

The 6-MWT was not a valid predictor of cardiorespiratory fitness. However, it was sensitive to change and was also significantly related to FIQ total score.

Authors+Show Affiliations

London Health Sciences Centre, and School of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11093451

Citation

Pankoff, B, et al. "Validity and Responsiveness of the 6 Minute Walk Test for People With Fibromyalgia." The Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 27, no. 11, 2000, pp. 2666-70.
Pankoff B, Overend T, Lucy D, et al. Validity and responsiveness of the 6 minute walk test for people with fibromyalgia. J Rheumatol. 2000;27(11):2666-70.
Pankoff, B., Overend, T., Lucy, D., & White, K. (2000). Validity and responsiveness of the 6 minute walk test for people with fibromyalgia. The Journal of Rheumatology, 27(11), 2666-70.
Pankoff B, et al. Validity and Responsiveness of the 6 Minute Walk Test for People With Fibromyalgia. J Rheumatol. 2000;27(11):2666-70. PubMed PMID: 11093451.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Validity and responsiveness of the 6 minute walk test for people with fibromyalgia. AU - Pankoff,B, AU - Overend,T, AU - Lucy,D, AU - White,K, PY - 2000/11/28/pubmed PY - 2001/4/3/medline PY - 2000/11/28/entrez SP - 2666 EP - 70 JF - The Journal of rheumatology JO - J. Rheumatol. VL - 27 IS - 11 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine the concurrent validity and responsiveness of the 6 minute walk test (6-MWT) as a measure of cardiorespiratory fitness in people with fibromyalgia. METHODS: Subjects completed the 6-MWT, a Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), and a peak oxygen consumption (pVO2) exercise test before (n = 28) and after (n = 20) a 12 week exercise program. RESULTS: The correlations between 6-MWT distance and pVO2 before (r = 0.328) and after (r = 0.420) the exercise program were not significant. Significant correlations were obtained between 6-MWT distance and FIQ total (r = -0.494, p < 0.01) and physical impairment (r = -0.403, p < 0.05) scores. Fifteen of 28 subjects completed the exercise program, with significant (p < 0.05) changes in 6-MWT distance (+78 m), pVO2 (+1.8 ml/kg/min), and FIQ total score (-9.9). The change in 6-MWT distance was correlated significantly (p < 0.05) with change in FIQ total score but no change in pVO2. CONCLUSION: The 6-MWT was not a valid predictor of cardiorespiratory fitness. However, it was sensitive to change and was also significantly related to FIQ total score. SN - 0315-162X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11093451/Validity_and_responsiveness_of_the_6_minute_walk_test_for_people_with_fibromyalgia_ L2 - https://ClinicalTrials.gov/search/term=11093451 [PUBMED-IDS] DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -