Physiological Response to the 6-Minute Frame Running Test in Children and Adults With Cerebral Palsy

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  • Arnoud M M Edelman Bos
  • Emma Hjalmarsson
  • Annet J Dallmeijer
  • Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalo
  • Annemieke I Buizer
  • Pingel, Jessica
  • Eva Pontén
  • Ferdinand von Walden
  • Petra E M van Schie

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Physical Therapy
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)529-534
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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Copyright © 2022 Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association.

    Research areas

  • Adult, Cerebral Palsy/rehabilitation, Child, Exercise Test, Heart Rate/physiology, Humans, Oxygen, Oxygen Consumption/physiology, Running

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