# of studies reporting psychometric properties: 2
MCID: not established in SCI
SEM: Heart rate SEM = 7.12 beats/min (95% CI, during 6-MAT) (Hol et al. 2007)
VO2 SEM = 1.62 mL/kg/min (95% CI, during 6-MAT) (Hol et al. 2007)
MDC: Heart rate MDC = 19.74 beats/min
VO2 MDC = 4.49 mL/kg/min
- Normative data not established for SCI population
- Published data is available for comparison for the SCI population (see the Interpretability section of the Study Details sheet).
- Used after a fitness intervention or as a follow up measure, 6-MAT results can determine changes in fitness level.
- Decrease in heart rate and/or RPE may indicate an increase in cardiovascular fitness, whereas an increase in heart rate and/or RPE may indicate a decrease in cardiovascular fitness.
The 6-MAT was performed twice, 1 week apart. Test-retest reliability was high for both heart rate (ICC = 0.90) and VO2 (ICC = 0.81).
(Hol et al. 2007)
High correlation between VO2 peak and:
- 6-MAT VO2 (r = 0.92),
- 6-MAT power output (r = 0.73)
- 6-MAT heart rate (r = 0.63).
(Hol et al. 2007; Totosy de Zepetnek et al. 2016)
No values were reported for the responsiveness of the 6-MAT for the SCI population.
No values were reported for the presence of floor/ceiling effects in the 6MAT for the SCI population.
Dr. Janice Eng, Marzena Zhou, Joanne Chi
Date Last Updated
7 July 2019