Der Pneumologe

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 78–84

Gehtests

Leitthema

Zusammenfassung

Viele Patienten mit chronischer Herzinsuffizienz und chronischen respiratorischen Leiden sind durch die Krankheit in ihren Aktivitäten limitiert. Bei diesen Patienten können standardisierte Gehtests den funktionellen Status erfassen und zur Therapiekontrolle dienen. Der 6-min-Gehtest bei selbst gewählter Geschwindigkeit ist als verbreiteter, wenig komplexer Test geeignet, die funktionelle Kapazität auf submaximalem Level zu erfassen. Shuttle-Walk-Tests mit vorgegebener und sich steigernder Geschwindigkeit spiegeln die funktionelle Kapazität auf maximalem Level wider.

Schlüsselwörter

6-min-Gehtest Shuttle-Walk-Test Funktionelle Kapazität Chronische Herzinsuffizienz Chronische respiratorische Erkrankungen 

Walk tests

Abstract

Activity levels of many patients suffering from chronic cardiac insufficiency and chronic respiratory diseases are often limited. Standardized walk tests can be used to evaluate the functional status as well as monitoring therapy in these patients. The self-paced 6-min walk test is a widely used low complexity test to measure functional capacity on a submaximal level. Shuttle walk tests are controlled-pacing walk tests to evaluate functional capacity on maximal levels.

Keywords

6-min walk test Shuttle walk test Functional capacity Chronic cardiac insufficiency Chronic respiratory diseases 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medizinische Klinik des Brüderkrankenhauses St. JosefPaderbornDeutschland

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