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Six-Minute Walk Test Paper

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One assessment tool used with this patient was the Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT). The 6MWT measures the maximum distance that a person can walk in 6 minutes and is used to evaluate endurance and exercise tolerance (Bohannon 2007). The test is easy to perform and especially useful to describe and monitor presentations which are characterized by diminished functional capacity, for example, Chronic Heart Failure (Du et al. 2009). The 6MWT was first applied to the patient on 27/09 (See Figure 1). The patient walked with his 4WW for 6 minutes and achieved a maximum distance of 342m with two seated rest breaks. This result is slightly below the average range suggested for the patient’s gender and age (See Figure 2). Research shows that the average
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