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Reliability of 6-Minutes Walking Test in Hip Fracture Patients

This study has been terminated.
(Due to low inclusion rate we terminated this study with n=20 participants instead of n=50.)
Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre
University of Southern Denmark
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mr. Jan Overgaard, Lolland Community, Denmark Identifier:
First received: August 15, 2012
Last updated: November 13, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine the relative (ICC) and absolute intertester reliability of the 6-Minutes Walking Test in hip fracture patients (N=50) in an outpatient facility. The data collection is conducted by two physiotherapists, who are blinded to each other. The physiotherapists are randomized so they each are doing an equal number of baseline tests.

Condition Intervention
Hip Fracture
Other: 6 minutes walking test

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: The Relative and Absolute Reliability of 6-Minutes Walking Test in Hip Fracture Patients

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Further study details as provided by Lolland Community, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The 6-Minutes Walking Test [ Time Frame: 3 to 5 weeks post surgery ]
    The 6-Minutes Walking Test performed according to International Guidelines, will be performed on hip fracture patients 3 to 5 weeks after surgery. The testing will be conducted on the same person by two physiotherapists with a one day pause in between test sessions.

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: 6 minutes walking test Other: 6 minutes walking test


Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 60 years or above
  • Hip fracture patients with a Intra - or Extra Capsular hip fracture
  • Testing within 3 - 5 weeks postsurgery in an outpatient facility
  • No weightbearing restrictions on the fractured limb
  • Normal cognitive level (Mini Mental State Examination(MMSE) - score ≥20 points)
  • Participants should not experiencing hip related pain more or less than moderate according to Verbal Ranking Scale when resting
  • To have the ability to write and understand danish language

Exclusion Criteria:

- MMSE score ≤19 points

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01667913

Health Center Maribo
Maribo, Denmark, 4930
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lolland Community, Denmark
Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre
University of Southern Denmark
Principal Investigator: Jan A Overgaard, Bachelor Sector of Health and Older, Department of Rehabilitation, Lolland Community, Denmark
Study Director: Morten T Kristensen, Ph.d Department of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital at Hvidovre, Denmark
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Mr. Jan Overgaard, Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Lolland Community, Denmark Identifier: NCT01667913     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Hip Fracture study 7/7-12
Study First Received: August 15, 2012
Last Updated: November 13, 2013

Keywords provided by Lolland Community, Denmark:
Hip Fracture
6-minutes walking test

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Hip Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Femoral Fractures
Hip Injuries
Leg Injuries processed this record on May 23, 2017