A new equation based on the 6-min walking test to predict VO2peak in women with obesity

Abstract : The 6-min walking test (6 MWT) is commonly used to assess obese patients' aerobic fitness, but it has rarely been compared with a direct measurement of maximal aerobic capacities (VO2max or VO2peak) in obese adults. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the distance covered during a 6 MWT with objectively measured VO2peak and to propose a new equation to predict VO2peak from this walking test in obese patients. One hundred and thirty-seven obese patients (45.6 ± 12.5 years) admitted to our hospital for a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program were enrolled. After assessment of their body composition, the participants were asked to perform a 6 MWT and their maximal aerobic capacities (VO2peak) were measured.. There is a significant linear relation between VO2peak and the distance covered during the 6 MWT (p < 0.001; r = 0.349). The determinant of VO2peak was body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, fat free mass, leading to the follow prediction equation VO2peak such as VO2peak (l/min) = (body mass index ×0.0150065) - (waist-to-hip-ratio × 0.8595088) + (fat-free-mass × 0.0295478) + (6-min walk test ×0.0020672) - 0.5853372. he 6-min walk test is a reliable method to reflect obese women's aerobic capacities and the distance covered can be used to accurately estimate VO2peak according to our newly proposed equation. Implication for rehabilitation Obesity is a worldwide disease and physical capacity evaluation is a key point for rehabilitation. The six minutes' walk test is commonly used in obese people to assess aerobic fitness. This study proposes a new equation using 6 MWT performance to estimate VO2peak. The 6-min walk test is a reliable method to reflect obese women's aerobic capacities and the distance covered can be used to accurately estimate VO2peak according to our newly proposed equation. Implication for rehabilitation Obesity is a worldwide disease and physical capacity evaluation is a key point for rehabilitation. The six minutes' walk test is commonly used in obese people to assess aerobic fitness. This study proposes a new equation using 6 MWT performance to estimate VO2peak.
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Disability and Rehabilitation, 2017, pp.1-6. 〈10.1080/09638288.2017.1304582〉
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Lore Metz, David Thivel, Bruno Peirrera, Ruddy Richard, Valérie Julian, et al.. A new equation based on the 6-min walking test to predict VO2peak in women with obesity. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2017, pp.1-6. 〈10.1080/09638288.2017.1304582〉. 〈hal-01606327〉

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