ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Results from the six minute walk test, spirometry, and the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease evaluation

    Dr. Sindhoora Rawul, Mohammad Siddique Ahmed Khan
    JCDR. 2023: 167-171


    Both chronic bronchitis and emphysema are part of COPD. Having a productive cough at least three times a week for more than two years is diagnostic of chronic bronchitis. Methods: Outpatients and inpatients at the Department of Pulmonology, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, were the subjects of a prospective research conducted between June 2021 to May 2022. The research involves sixty participants. Results: However, a diagnosis of COPD requires the use of spirometry. The effects of COPD on one's health and quality of life can be measured using a CAT score. Even in a rural situation where most COPD patients do not have access to spirometry, both the 6MWT and the CAT score may be employed. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that the 6-minute walk test can replace the FEV1 as a means of measuring COPD severity. Spirometry is not required in order to determine the severity of COPD every time.


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