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.
Lee, A., Hill, C. J., Cecins, N., Jenkins, S., McDonald, C. F., Burge, A., Rautela, L., Stirling, R. G., Thompson, P. J., & Holland, A. E. (2014). Minimal important difference in field walking tests in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis following exercise training. Respiratory Medicine, 108(9), 1303-1309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2014.07.006