6MWT - The Six-Minute Walk Test

Every patient should be appropriately titrated using the prescribed ambulatory oxygen system during a Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) to ensure the patient is adequately oxygenated at all activity levels.

1. What is the 6MWT?

The Six-Minute Walk Test is for measuring the response to medical interventions in patients with moderate to severe heart or lung disease. It is very useful to prescript the suitable respiratory product for every patient.

2. How is the test done?

Patients have to walk as far as possible for 6 minutes along a flat circuit delimited by cones, although they are permitted to stop, slow down or rest as necessary. Doctors have to monitor patients in order to execute the test properly.

3. How are results measured?

The results of the 6MWT are measured according to the Borg Scale, from 0 (no respiratory problems at all) to 10 (very, very severe respiratory problems). You can find the complete scale in the document below.

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