Six-minute-walk test and maximum exercise test in cycloergometer in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Are the physiological demands equivalent?
Klaassen Lobos, Julieta Isabel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The physiological load imposed by the six minute walk test (SMWT) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients come from small studies where the influence of disease severity has not been assessed. The aim of the pre