How are results of the six-minute walk test (6mwt) interpreted?

Updated: May 14, 2020
  • Author: Kevin McCarthy, RPFT; Chief Editor: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM  more...
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The 6mwd should be compared with a mean predicted normal 6mwd and the lower limit of normal from reference equations that have been verified by the local population. The 6mwd should be compared with a previously obtained baseline 6mwd, if available.


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