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Reference values for the 2-minute walk test

Grant number: 12/13314-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Simone Dal Corso
Grantee:Jessyca Pachi Rodrigues Selman
Home Institution: Universidade Nove de Julho (UNINOVE). Campus Memorial. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Introduction: The two-minute walk test (2MWT) has been taken for evaluation of functional capacity in chronic pulmonary diseases, but there is no reference values for its use. Objective: To establish a reference equation for prediction of distance walked in two minutes in adults and elderly healthy and to test the reproducibility of the 2MWT. Method: XXX subjects with the age between 18 and 89 years, of both genders, without a history of cardiorespiratory disease, neuromuscular or musculoskeletal will be assessed. On a visit the subjects will undergo to spirometry and two 2MWT (30 minutes a part). The heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, scores for dyspnea and leg fatigue will be recorded at the beginning and at the end of tests. Expected results: The regression equation derived from this study will be used as a reference to determine the percentage of the 2MWT performed by patients with chronic diseases.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SELMAN, JESSYCA P. R.; DE CAMARGO, ANDERSON A.; SANTOS, JENIFER; LANZA, FERNANDA C.; DAL CORSO, SIMONE. Reference Equation for the 2-Minute Walk Test in Adults and the Elderly. Respiratory Care, v. 59, n. 4, p. 525-530, APR 2014. Web of Science Citations: 11.

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