Predicting long walking capacity from the timed 25-foot walk test in persons with multiple sclerosis – a potential simple aid to assist ambulation scoring?

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  • Cintia Ramari, Universidade de Brasilia
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  • Peter Feys, Hasselt University
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  • Tobias Gaemelke, Aarhus Universitet
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  • Lars G. Hvid
  • Ilse Baert, Hasselt University
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  • Alon Kalron, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Sagol, Tel Aviv University, Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer
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  • Ulrik Dalgas
  • RIMS multicenter study group

Background: : In people with multiple sclerosis (pwMS), no formula exists to predict long walking capacity. Objective: : To examine the accuracy of the timed 25-foot walk (T25FW) to predict long walking in pwMS with various degrees of walking dysfunction. Methods: : A linear regression was made between the T25FW and the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) using data from 498 pwMS. Results: : Prediction showed an excellent agreement between actual and predicted 6MWT distances, with an acceptable error of 10%, which increased as walking dysfunction increased. Conclusions: : The T25WT provided acceptable prediction of the 6MWT in pwMS, although less accurate at higher degrees of dysfunction.

TidsskriftMultiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Antal sider3
StatusUdgivet - feb. 2021

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