Reliability of the six-minute walk test after total hip arthroplasty

ÜNVER B., Kahraman T., Kalkan S., Yuksel E., Karatosun V. A.

HIP INTERNATIONAL, vol.23, no.6, pp.541-545, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5301/hipint.5000073
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.541-545
  • Keywords: Hip, Arthroplasty, Osteoarthritis, Performance measures, 6-min walk test, Reliability, KNEE ARTHROPLASTY, PHYSICAL FUNCTION, REHABILITATION, OSTEOARTHRITIS, PROGRAMS, PAIN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Walking ability is a crucial component of lower extremity function. Assessment of walking after total hip arthroplasty (THA) provides important information about the healing process. Walking endurance, an important functional component of walking, can be reliably measured with the 6-minute walk test (6 mWT). Even though the 6 mWT is commonly used in patients with THA, its reliability has never been reported for this patient population. The aim of this study is to assess the reliability of the test-retest 6 mWT after THA.