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Reference Values for Glittre Activities of the Daily Living Test in Healthy Subjects Among Indian Population- A Cross-Sectional Study

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Falguni Paul, Gopala Krishna Alaparthi, Shyam Krishnan*, Anand Ramakrishna, Vishak Acharya and Pretham Acharya   Pages 16 - 20 ( 5 )

Abstract:


Background: The Glittre ADL test was done to assess the functional capacity of patients with COPD. 6 MWT was used to check for functional capacity, but there was a limitation of upper limb work or activities other than walking.

Objective: To develop reference equations for Glittre ADL test on the basis of anthropometric and demographic variables in healthy individual among Indian population.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 423 healthy participants of either gender between 20-70 years. Participants were divided into 5 groups based on age. Each participant underwent anthropometric assessment & two glitter ADL tests. Two out of the best performance out of two was considered and the minimum time spend was taken.

Results: The mean time spent by males in different age groups was 20-30 years 3.18±0.56, 30-40 years 3.36±0.17, 40-50 years 3.46±0.18, 50-60 years 3.53±0.15, 60-70 years 4.02±0.27.For females in different age groups the mean time was 20-30 years 3.31±0.14, 30-40 years 3.41±0.13, 40-50 years 3.48±0.13, 50-60 years 3.75±0.28, 60-70 years 4.30±0.19. Equation 1 : Glittre ADL-test predicted =3.399+(0.018×age years)+(-0.004×height cm), Equation 2 : Glittre ADL-test predicted =2.805+(-0.002× BMI)+(0.018×age year).

Conclusion: The reference equations for the time to complete the Glittre ADL-test were based on age, BMI, height as independent variables and can be useful for predicting the performance of adult individuals.

Keywords:

Glittre activities of daily living, functional capacity, health status, normative values, reference values, exercise test.

Affiliation:

Department of Physiotherapy, Kastruba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Bejai, Mangaluru, Department of Physiotherapy, Kastruba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Bejai, Mangaluru, Department of Physiotherapy, Kastruba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Bejai, Mangaluru, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kastruba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangaluru, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kastruba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangaluru, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kastruba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangaluru

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