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Título: Does 6-minutes walk test predict functional capacity in elderly people?
Autor: Garcia, Andreia
Santos, Ana Marta
Tomás, Mª Teresa
Palavras-chave: Physiotherapy
Functional capacity
6-Minutes Walk Test
Data: Mai-2014
Citação: Garcia A, Santos AM, Tomás MT. Does 6-minutes walk test predict functional capacity in elderly people? In 2º Congresso Internacional de Saúde do IPLeiria – Desafios & Inovação em Saúde, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, 9 e 10 de maio de 2014. Rev Saúde Pública. 2014;48(esp.):49.
Resumo: Portugal has an accentuated aging tendency, presenting an elderly population (individuals with more than 65 years old) of 19.2%. The average life expectancy is 79.2 years. Thus, it’s important to maintain autonomy and independency as long as possible. Functional ability concept rises from the need to evaluate the capacity to conduct daily activities in an independent way. It can be estimated with the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and other validated test. This test is simple, reliable, valid and consists in a daily activity (walk). The goals of this study was to verify associations between functional capacity measured with two different instruments (6MWT and Composite Physical Function (CPF) scale) and between those results and characterization variables.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/4735
Versão do Editor: http://www.rsp.fsp.usp.br/RSPv048n.esp-congresso-book.pdf
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