6 Minute Walk Test

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Assessment of aerobic capacity and endurance - Patients with cardiopulmonary issues.

Assesment Type

Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM)

Patient Group

Neurodisability (Other) | Neuromuscular | Other | Respiratory

Age Group

Children (3-12 years) | Adolescents (13-17 years) | Young Adult (18+ years)

ICF domain


Area of assessment

Activities of Daily Living | Gross Motor | Respiratory Function

Key description

Distance walked in 6 minutes.

Although used children with SMA HMSN and myasthenia gravis
There is no data on reliability/validity


Can wear usual orthotics and use walking aids
Child sets own pace
Oxygen and saturation monitor should be available





Equipment required

Straight level stretch of floor (30m is suggested length) with pylon/cone at each end. Marking Stopwatch.

Training required

Previous experience recommended

Considerations & references

Time to complete - less than 10 minutes

Easily applied to most environments

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