Thursday, February 09, 2012

2 minute walk test in MS

Gijbels D, Eijnde BO, Feys P.  Comparison of the 2 and 6 minute walk test in multiple sclerosis.  Mulitple Sclerosis 17: 1269-72, 2011.
Authors state the shorter 2mwt is a practical alternative to the standard 6mwt in a disabled population.  40 subjects with MS, mean EDSS of 3.5, some walking with a cane, and analysis showed 2mwt was within 5 +/- 4 % of 6mwt.  Authors believe can substitute 2mwt for 6mwt based on results.

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