Physiological Response to the 6-Minute Frame Running Test in Children and Adults With Cerebral Palsy
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PURPOSE: To determine the physiological response and association to peak oxygen uptake of the 6-minute Frame Running test (6-MFRT) in persons with cerebral palsy (CP).
METHODS: Twenty-four participants with CP, Gross Motor Function Classification System II/III/IV, performed the 6-MFRT. Distance, peak heart rate (HR peak ), peak respiratory exchange ratio (RER peak ), and peak oxygen uptake ( O 2peak ) were measured.
RESULTS: HR peak ranged from 146 to 201 beats per minute, RER peak from 0.94 to 1.49, 6-MFRT distance from 179 to 1220 m and O 2peak from 0.62 to 2.18 L/min. HR peak was achieved in 63%, RER peak in 71%. A strong correlation was observed between 6-MFRT and O 2peak .
CONCLUSIONS: The 6-MFRT represented a (near) maximum effort for 75% of the participants and the 6-MFRT can be used to estimate oxygen consumption on an individual basis.
|Journal||Pediatric Physical Therapy|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
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- Adult, Cerebral Palsy/rehabilitation, Child, Exercise Test, Heart Rate/physiology, Humans, Oxygen, Oxygen Consumption/physiology, Running