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The Six Minute Walk Test: Influence of Patient Effort on Results and Interpretation (fast vs far)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2015 by Inova Health Care Services.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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Inova Health Care Services Identifier:
First received: February 9, 2013
Last updated: March 23, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
2-4 6MWT performed but with alternative wording and coaching in random order to determine differences in outcomes.

Condition Intervention
Each Patient Serves as His/Her Own Control.
Behavioral: alternative instruction in exercise testing (6MWT)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Alternative Instruction in Six Minute Walk Test

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Further study details as provided by Inova Health Care Services:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • distance meters [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    this is an ongoing study of same day testing of 2-4 six minute walk tests, each with different instructions, to determine the impact of alternative instruction on outcome of the test

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • oxygen saturation [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    assessed as an outcome of variable instruction given in different six minute walk tests performed in random order on the same day

  • dyspnea score [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
  • heart rate response [ Time Frame: 1 day ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • heart rate recovery at one minute [ Time Frame: 1 day ]

Estimated Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: June 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Advanced Lung Disease
subjects will be enrolled with advanced lung disease and each will undergo 2-4 6MWT with variable instructions. Single arm study
Behavioral: alternative instruction in exercise testing (6MWT)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • advanced lung disease such as COPD, ILD, IPF, or PAH

Exclusion Criteria:

  • inability to walk, requiring supplemental oxygen, cardiac disease preventing successful 6MWT
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01789996

Contact: Edwinia Battle 7037763067

United States, Virginia
Inova Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program Recruiting
Falls Church, Virginia, United States, 22042
Contact: Nargues Weir, MD    703-776-2986   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Inova Health Care Services
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Study Director: Steven D Nathan, MD Inova Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Inova Health Care Services Identifier: NCT01789996     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10.089
Study First Received: February 9, 2013
Last Updated: March 23, 2015

Keywords provided by Inova Health Care Services:
6 minute walk test
idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
pulmonary arterial hypertension
interstitial lung disease processed this record on May 25, 2017