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Papers: 3 Sep 2022 - 9 Sep 2022

2022 Sep 05

Musculoskeletal Care

People at a persistent pain service can walk it, but some struggle to talk about it: Reliability, detectable difference and clinically important difference of the six-minute walk test.


The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is a commonly used measure of functional capacity. This study is the first to investigate the test-retest reliability, minimal detectable difference (MDD) and the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for people attending a persistent pain service. Relationships between change in 6MWT performance and change in self-reported physical, functional and psychological outcome measures were also explored.