This paper is published in Volume-5, Issue-1, 2019
Area
Cardio-Respiratory
Author
Dr. Shyam V. Chaudhari
Co-authors
Dr. Rashmi Mahulkar
Org/Univ
V.S.P.M College of Physiotherapy, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Pub. Date
14 February, 2019
Paper ID
V5I1-1327
Publisher
Keywords
6MWT, RPE, Borg’s scale, TM (Treadmill)

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Dr. Shyam V. Chaudhari, Dr. Rashmi Mahulkar. Comparison of the physiological responses and distance walked during 6-minute walk test on level ground and on a treadmill in normal healthy middle age group individuals, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Dr. Shyam V. Chaudhari, Dr. Rashmi Mahulkar (2019). Comparison of the physiological responses and distance walked during 6-minute walk test on level ground and on a treadmill in normal healthy middle age group individuals. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 5(1) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Dr. Shyam V. Chaudhari, Dr. Rashmi Mahulkar. "Comparison of the physiological responses and distance walked during 6-minute walk test on level ground and on a treadmill in normal healthy middle age group individuals." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 5.1 (2019). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Ageing changes in the cardiovascular, respiratory, central nervous system and musculoskeletal systems etc results in an overall reduction of functional capacity, which may affect daily activities in middle age group individuals. So assessment of functional capacity is an important aspect in this population group. The 6 Minute walk test is extensively being used to assess the functional capacity as it is more reflective of activities of daily living than the other walk tests and it is easy to administer and better tolerated. Treadmills can be an efficient, and space-saving alternative for performing the standard 6 MWT, as it saves the space, and enables constant hemodynamic surveillance that is necessary for the safety test performance, and will also minimize the errors in calculating the various parameters during the 6MWT. The aim of the study: This study is aimed at comparing the physiological responses and the distance walked during the 6MWT on level ground (LG) and on a treadmill (TM) in normal healthy middle age group individuals. The results showed a statistically significant increase in blood pressures, heart rate, respiratory rate and RPE on Borg’s scale (P < 0.001) and, statistically significant decrease in six-minute walk distance (P < 0.001) after the TM 6MWT as compared to the LG 6MWT. The present study was attempted to analyze the comparative effects of TM 6MWT and LG 6MWT on physiological responses and distance walked in healthy middle group individuals. There was a significant increase in physiological responses from the baseline after TM 6MWT as compared to LG 6MWT in healthy middle group individuals. There was a significant decrease in 6-minute walk distance after TM 6MWT as compared to LG 6MWT in healthy middle group individuals.
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