In this episode, I discuss the six minute walk test as an assessment tool, and outcome measure, and a way to create an exercise prescription.
I mention a study we did in Canada to characterize the pulmonary rehabilitation programs which were running in 2015, including the use of the 6 minute walk test. The link to that paper is here (https://cts-sct.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/PR-in-Canada-Report_CRJ.pdf). I also talk about an international survey on pulmonary rehabilitation, that citation is here: https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/43/5/1326.short
I mention the technical standard for field tests in chronic lung disease, put out by the European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society. A link to that paper is here: https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/44/6/1428
I mention the Australia Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit, a link to the page where exercise prescription using the six minute walk distance is here:
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