THE EFFECT OF SIX-MINUTE WALK TEST ON OVERWEIGHT, OBESE AND UNDERWEIGHT IN ADULTS-A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Author(s):
Renu, Tarun Dhull, Hemlata Vats
Keywords:
Six-minute test, Body mass index, Overweight, Obese, Underweight.
Abstract
BACKGROUND: The 6MWT is a safe, simple, well-standardized in recent research. The reproducibility and validity of the 6MWT have been determined in adults with obesity, Overweight and underweight and easy to use in clinical settings. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of 6-minute walk test on vitals of overweight, obese class-I and underweight adults. METHODS: The subject will rest for about 10 minutes on a chair near the starting position before the test. 6 min will be conducted according to ATS guidelines. Firstly, the subject resting heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate was recorded. As soon as the subject starts to walk, the timer was set. Number of laps were counted each time when the subject return back to the starting point. Blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate was monitored immediately after the test. The distance walked by the subject was measured immediately. Anthropometric data of obese and lean adults was used to check the effect of 6-min walk distance in the population. The values obtained of the anthropometric data of obese and overweight adult from the six min walk test was compared with the vital values of underweight adults from the six-minute walk test. RESULTS: This study shows that the comparison of overweight, obese class-1 and underweight according to different parameters and it was found that only heart rate and temperature reading had insignificant result at 0.05 level of significance rest of all the variables were significant at 0.01 level of significance. CONCLUSION: The study concluded that 6-minute walk test (6MWT) is significantly affects the heart rate and increase the body temperature, alter respiratory rate and rise in blood pressure in overweight, obese class I and underweight subjects. We suggest that six-minute walk test to manage the signs and symptoms of overweight, obese and underweight subjects in regular clinical practice.
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Unique Paper ID: 157258

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 6

Page(s): 411 - 417
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