Reproducibility of the 6-Minute Walk Test for Ambulatory Oxygen Prescription

Arjun B. Chatterjee, Richard W. Rissmiller, Kyle Meade, Connie Paladenech, John Conforti, Norman E. Adair, Edward F. Haponik, Robert Chin, Jr.
2010 Respiration  
strated consistency in meeting the criteria for ambulatory oxygen set forth by the CMS on all three 6MWT with a statistic of 0.62. The percent agreement between 6MWTs for ambulatory oxygen prescription was 72% and the paired observation was 51%. Conclusions: The 6MWT distance is simple and widely used as a consistent measure of functional capacity in patients with COPD; however, the 6MWT oxygen saturation has only modest reproducibility in determining the need for ambulatory oxygen in stable COPD patients undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation.
doi:10.1159/000220343 pmid:19468196 fatcat:e43avpsaxrh7rjit34v4ut4wby