Principal investigator: Jan Overgaard
Principal supervisor: Morten Tange Kristensen
Co-supervisor: Linda Fernandes (University of Southern Denmark)
Research initiative: Department of Rehabilitation, Lolland Community, and PMR-C.
Time frame: 2013-14
Background: The 6 minute-walk-test (6MWT) is widely used as an outcome measure in rehabilitation of different patient groups, including patients with hip fracture. Still, there is a lack of knowledge regarding reliability and agreement of the 6MWT in this patient group.
Purpose: The aim of this study is to examine the Inter-rater reliability and agreement of the 6MWT in patients with hip fracture.
Experimental approach: A power calculation showed that 50 patients should be included. The 6MWT is performed according to international guidelines, and each patient will be tested twice with a 2-days rest interval, by two physiotherapists who are blinded to each others ratings until end of study. The two physiotherapists are randomly assigned to be the first rater; 25 patients each.
Additional information: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01667913
Contact: Jan Overgaard: firstname.lastname@example.org