Spanish Title: Aplicación de la prueba de caminata de seis minutos y escala de Borg modificada en sujetos con diversos tipos de cáncer
Background: We applied the 6-minutes Walk Test (6MWT) and the Modified Borg Scale (MBS) on subjects with different types of cancer in patients from the Cancer Relief Foundation, Bucaramanga – Colombia.
Materials and methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was made from June to December 2010.
Results: The sample consisted of 40 subjects, most 72.5% female, predominantly breast cancer 32.5%. There were statistically significant changes in physiological variables at the beginning and end of the 6MWT (p = <0.001). The average distance walked was 307.7 ± 93.9 meters.
Discussion: The decrease of the distance walked provides information about the decline of physical capacity in subjects with cancer.
Keywords: Dyspnea, test, Physical Therapy Specialty, Motor Activity.