hrp0082p1-d2-121 | Fat Metabolism & Obesity (1) | ESPE2014

Sex-, Age- and Height-Specific Reference Curves for the 6-min Walk Test in Healthy Children and Adolescents

Saraff Vrinda , Schneider Johanna , Colleselli Valeria , Ruepp Monika , Neururer Sabrina , Rauchenzauner Markus , Geiger Ralf , Hogler Wolfgang

Background: The 6-min walk test (6MWT) is a simple, accurate and safe method to measure functional exercise capacity. The 6MWT is increasingly used in children to predict morbidity and mortality from cardiopulmonary disease, to assess functional capacity and measure disease progression in chronic childhood conditions such as muscular dystrophy.Objective and hypotheses: To provide smooth reference curves for the 6-min walk distance (6MWD) in healthy child...