A1 Journal article (refereed)
Heart rate responses during the modified six-minute walk test among Special Olympics athletes (2021)

Stuart-Hill, L., Ryan, P., St. John, L., Rintala, P., & Temple, V. (2021). Heart rate responses during the modified six-minute walk test among Special Olympics athletes. Turkish Journal of Sports Medicine, 56(2), 56-60. https://doi.org/10.47447/tjsm.0493

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Stuart-Hill, Lynneth; Ryan, Paige; St. John, Laura; Rintala, Pauli; Temple, Viviene

Journal or series: Turkish Journal of Sports Medicine

ISSN: 1300-0551

eISSN: 2587-1498

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 21/12/2020

Volume: 56

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 56-60

Publisher: Turkish Journal of Sports Medicine, Turkish Sports Medicine Association

Publication country: Turkey

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47447/tjsm.0493

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73540


Objective: The construct validity of the modified six-minute walk test (m6MWT) was examined by addressing the following questions: 1) do participants attain a steady state plateau in heart rate (HR) within the range of 110-150 beats per minute? 2) at what percentage of their predicted HR maximum were participants during each minute of the test?
Material and Methods: Participants were 36 (male=56%) Special Olympics athletes aged 34.4 years (SD = 12.7). Following familiarization, participants completed the m6MWT while wearing a Polar Team 2 heart rate monitor.
Results: By the end of the first minute, average heart rate was 120bpm, and a factorial repeated measures ANOVA revealed that steady state was achieved by minute three.
Conclusion: The construct validity of the m6MWT was supported as two assumptions were met: that steady state HR was achieved and the work load was intense enough that steady state HR fell within the range of 110-150bpm.

Keywords: physical fitness; fitness tests; people with intellectual disabilities; adapted physical activity; validation

Free keywords: physical fitness testing; adaptive sports; cardiorespiratory fitness; validation study; instrumentation

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

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