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2 Minute Walk Test
2 Minute Walk Test
The instrument is freely available here: 2 Minute Walk Test
Supplemental: Myotonic Dystrophy (DM), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Exploratory: Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD), Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD), Mitochondrial Disease (Mito) and SCI-Pediatric (age 4–18)
|Short Description of Instrument||
Construct measured: Aerobic Capacity, Functional Mobility, Gait
Generic vs. disease specific: Generic
Intended respondent: Participant
# of items: N/A
# of subscales and names of sub-scales: N/A
# of items per sub-scale: N/A
Scoring: Scoring is completed by recording the distance covered during the two-minute time-period.
Background: The Two Minute Walk Test (2MWT) was designed to measure the distance an individual can walk without assistance during a two-minute time-period. The individual is instructed to walk the maximum distance possible in the 2 minutes provided, while being allowed to rest if needed. Individuals who are unable to walk without assistance should not be allowed to attempt this test.
SCI-Pediatric-specific: Assistive devices can be used but should be kept consistent and documented.
Strengths/Weaknesses: Some people may prefer this measure over the 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT). Since it is possible for more people with SCI to walk 2 minutes versus 6 minutes, there are more published studies that have used the 6MWT.
The 2 Minute Walk Test is also used by the NIH Toolbox.
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