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Equations for Six Minute Walk Distance (6MWD) Using a 10 Meter Course

Purpose:

To use the equations of Beekman et al for predicting the 6 minute walking distance over a 10 meter test course.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

ICD-10:

I00-I99, J00-J99

Description:

Beekman et al developed equations for predicting the expected distance covered over a 10 meter long course. This is a distance that is shorter than the usual 20 to 50 meter courses that are recommended and entails many more turns. The authors are from Maastricht University, ParaMedisch Centrum Sittard Zuid, KU Leuven, University Hospital Leuven, and other institutions in The Netherlands.

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