Average Score of Six-Minute-Walk Test in Children Aged 9-10 Years

Munadia, Nury Nusdwinuringtyas, Amendi Nasution, Suryanto

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Abstract

Six-minute-walking test is a functional test which may give the best description in physical capacity. Commonly, it was used for children with disease. The normal value of six minute walking test is actually important to evaluate the progressivity of a disease. But, there is only few studies that measured the value in healthy children population. The aim of this study is to obtain the standard value of six-minute-walk test for children aged 9-10 years,and to explore its correlation with sex, body weight, and height with walking distances. The subjects consist of 194 boys and 198 girls aged 9-10 years from public elementary schools in Central Jakarta. Baseline examinations comprise body weight measurement, body height measurement, vital signs measurement, standard physical examination, and nutritional state assessment. Walking instructions were given prior to the test. Vital signs and walking distance were re-measured afterward. No significant difference is found in the subject’s anthropometric characteristics. Consecutively, boys’ and girls’ walking distances were 500.08 meter and 481,82 meter. There was significant difference in walking distance between both sexes. From body height, body weight, body mass index, only for girls’ body height which correlate significantly with walking distance.Keywords: children, six-minute-walk test, exercise testing
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Indonesian Medical Association : Majalah Kedokteran Indonesia
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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