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Abstract            Volume:4  Issue-6  Year-2016         Original Research Articles

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Determining Factors of Distance During 6-Minutes Walk Test in COPD Patients
Moussouami Simplice Innocent1, Massamba Alphonse1, Moulongo Jean Georges André1, Bazaba Kayilou Jean Michel1, Mboussa Joseph2 and Kayembe Ntumba Jean Marie3
1Laboratoire de Physiologie de lEffort et de Biomécanique, Institut Supérieur dEducation Physique et Sportive, Université Marien NGOUABI, Brazzaville, Congo
2Département de Médecine, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Université Marien NGOUABI et Service de Pneumologie, CHU de Brazzaville
3Département de Médecine, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Kinshasa et Service de Pneumologie, Cliniques universitaires de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo
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In stable COPD, identify and analyze the factors determining six minutes walking distance and dyspnea the end of the test. Patients were evaluated by test of lung function. St Georeges respiratoiry questionnaire (SGRQ) and 6 MWT with inspiratory capacity measurements (IC) continuous oxymetry. Eigthty-two patients (mean FEV1: 56±19% predicted) were studied. Mean 6-minutes walking distance was 477 ± 89m (72 ± 14PV). Walking distance during 6MWT(m) was correlated with FEV1, CI/TLC ratio, TLC, pré-test CI and DLCO/VA. When expressed as percent of predicted values, walking distance was correlated with FRC, pre-test IC and SGRQ activity score. End test dyspnea was correlated with FRC, pré-test dyspnea and SGRQ activity and total scores. The factors determining 6-minutes walking distance and end-test dyspnea are complex and include both functional and non functional factors. In COPD, 6MWT is thus an investigation that has additional integrative value.

Keywords: COPD;6-minute walk test; Inspiratory capacity; Hyperinflation; Quality of life.
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Moussouami Simplice Innocent, Massamba Alphonse, Moulongo Jean Georges André, Bazaba Kayilou Jean Michel, Mboussa Joseph, Kayembe Ntumba Jean Marie. 2016. Determining Factors of Distance During 6-Minutes Walk Test in COPD Patients.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(6): 7-15
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.406.002
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