Minimal important difference in field walking tests in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis following exercise training

Annemarie Lee, Catherine Jane Hill, Nola Cecins, Sue Jenkins, Christine F McDonald, Angela Burge, Linda Rautela, Robert G Stirling, Philip J Thompson, Anne E Holland

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The 6-min walk distance (6MWD) and incremental shuttle walk distance (ISWD) are clinically meaningful measures of exercise capacity in people with non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis, but the change in walking distance which constitutes clinical benefit is undefined. This study aimed to determine the minimal important difference for the 6MWD and ISWD in non-CF bronchiectasis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1303-1309
Number of pages7
JournalRespiratory Medicine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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