6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
What it measures:
Distance walked in 6 minutes; the 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) is one of the categories in the BODE Index, which is used to predict mortality in patients with COPD
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – stage 1 (mild), stage 2 (moderate), stage 3 (severe), stage 4 (very severe)(1)
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Date: August 12, 2013
Content Type: Test & Measure
David Scalzitti, PT, PhD, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
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