The Six Minute Walk Test: Influence of Instruction on Results

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Inova Health Care Services

Status

Completed

Conditions

Interstitial Lung Disease

Treatments

Procedure: Standard six minute walk test
Procedure: alternative six minute walk test

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
NIH

Identifiers

NCT01789996
10.089

Details and patient eligibility

About

Two - four 6MWT performed according to ATS standards. Each walk however had specifically altered wording and coaching performed in random order to determine differences in outcomes. One walk was done in the standard ATS fashion. One was done coaching to walk as fast as the patient can walk. One was coached to walk at the patients normal walking pace. One was coached to walk at the patient's leisure walking pace.

Full description

Alternate 6MWT where subjects will be asked to walk as fast as they can, walk as normal as they can and walk leisurely as they can in 6 minutes compared to standard of care 6MWT which is walk as far as you can in 6 minutes.

Enrollment

45 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 90 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • advanced lung disease such as COPD, ILD, IPF, or PAH

Exclusion criteria

  • inability to walk, requiring supplemental oxygen, cardiac disease preventing successful 6MWT

Trial design

Primary purpose

Diagnostic

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Crossover Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

45 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Alternative six minute walk test
Active Comparator group
Description:
Subjects will be given the following instructions walk as fast as they can in 6 minutes walk as normally as they can in 6 minutes walk leisurely as they can in 6 minutes. Pts will serve as their own controls.
Treatment:
Procedure: alternative six minute walk test
Standard six minute walk test
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Subjects will be given the following instruction 1. walk as far as they can in 6 minutes
Treatment:
Procedure: Standard six minute walk test

Trial contacts and locations

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