International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2020)

A study to establish the reference values for two minute walk distance in school going children


Nawaj Pathan

Background: The idea to use functional scales to evaluate the prognosis of children is widely being facilitate by the International Classification of Functioning, Disabilities & Health, hence the present study was to examine responsiveness, of 2 Minute Walk Test (MWT) in school going children. Purpose of the Study: This current study aims to establish the reference values for 2MWT in healthy school going children. Objective of study: To establish reference values for 2 Min Walk distance in healthy Indian children of 7 to 10 years age. Method & material: A total of 82 school going children participated in the study aged between 7 to 10 years. Out of which 41 were normal weight and 41 were obese students. They were divided equally into two groups based on their BMI. Group A comprised of obese and group B comprised of normal weight participants. Two-minute walk test was performed by the participants on a obstacle free 15 m distance. Distance covered by the participants was measured and documented after the test. Results: The mean 2MWD was 158.268 ± 16.0209 meters in obese children whereas in normal weight children it was 185.2195 ± 13.81771. 2MWD had shown excellent correlation with weight. P=0.0001 is considered as significant. Conclusion: The average distance covered by healthy children is approximately 185.2195 ± 13.81771 meters in two minute which is less in obese group 158.268 ± 16.0209 meters.
Pages : 55-59