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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 194

Reference equations for two-minute walk test in healthy Indian adults


Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Date of Submission06-Jan-2022
Date of Decision10-Jan-2022
Date of Acceptance21-Jan-2022
Date of Web Publication08-Apr-2022

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Prof. Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
P. O. Box 55302, Baghdad Post Office, Baghdad
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DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_7_22

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Reference equations for two-minute walk test in healthy Indian adults. Indian J Respir Care 2022;11:194

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Reference equations for two-minute walk test in healthy Indian adults. Indian J Respir Care [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jun 29];11:194. Available from: http://www.ijrc.in/text.asp?2022/11/2/194/342778



Sir,

In the January-March 2022 issue of the Indian Journal Respiratory Care, Walankar and Tare[1] established gender-specific prediction equations for a 2-min walk test (2MWT) in healthy Indian subjects. Walankar and Tare[1] stated a few study limitations. We believe that the following methodological limitation is contributory. Among many determinants, ethnicity and socioeconomic standard control physical activity and fitness.[2],[3] Ethnic and socioeconomic disparities are noticeable phenomena in India.[4] Regrettably, Walankar and Tare[1] did not consider the ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds in the studied population. Hence, such methodological limitation might further preclude the applicability of the constructed prediction equations for 2MWT in clinical setups and research.

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Walankar PP, Tare RG. Reference equations for two-minute walk test in healthy Indian adults. Indian J Respir Care 2022;11:35-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Bowser J, Martinez-Donate AP, Carrel A, Allen DB, Moberg DP. Disparities in fitness and physical activity among children. WMJ 2016;115:245-50.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Sternfeld B, Colvin A, Stewart A, Appelhans BM, Cauley JA, Dugan SA, et al. Understanding racial/ethnic disparities in physical performance in midlife women: Findings from SWAN (Study of Women's Health Across the Nation). J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2020;75:1961-71.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Wikipedia. India. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India. WLast accessed on 2022 Jan 06].  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

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