Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
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Normative reference values for the two-minute walk test derived by meta-analysis
Richard W Bohannon
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Volume 29 (2017) Issue 12 Pages 2224-2227

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[Purpose] This meta-analysis was undertaken to establish normative reference values for the two-minute walk test. [Methods] Three database searches and a hand search were conducted. Meta-analysis was used to consolidate two-minute walk test data stratified by gender and age group. [Results] Data from four articles was consolidated. Normative two-minute walk test distances varied from 150.3 m (women, 70 to 79 years) to 217.9 m (men, 20 to 29 tears). [Conclusion] Normative reference values derived using meta-analysis should provide a better standard than individual studies for interpreting the two-minute walk test performance of adults.

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