Purpose of the measure
The Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) (Butland, Pang, Gross, Woodcock, & Geddes, 1982) is a functional walking test in which the distance that a client can walk within six minutes is evaluated. This test has been used to assess individuals with stroke (Kosak & Smith, 2005), head injury (Rossier & Wade, 2001), and Parkinson’s disease (Garber & Friedman, 2003), as well as pulmonary and cardiac diseases.
Authors*: Mahnaz Hamidzadeh; Lisa Zeltzer, MSc OT
Editors: Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT; Elissa Sitcoff, BA BSc
Evidence reviewed as of before 07-11-2011
tests or interventions presented in StrokEngine-assessment.