ERIC Number: EJ1172511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Development of 1-Mile Walk Tests to Estimate Aerobic Fitness in Children
Sung, Hoyong; Collier, David N.; DuBose, Katrina D.; Kemble, C. David; Mahar, Matthew T.
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v22 n2 p167-176 2018
To examine the reliability and validity of 1-mile walk tests for estimation of aerobic fitness (VO[subscript 2max]) in 10- to 13-year-old children and to cross-validate previously published equations. Participants (n = 61) walked 1-mile on two different days. Self-reported physical activity, demographic variables, and aerobic fitness were used in multiple regression analyses. Eight models were developed with various combinations of predictors. The recommended model for fitness testing in schools was: VO[subscript 2max] = 120.702 + (4.114 × Sex [F = 0, M = 1]) - (2.918 × 1-mile Walk Time [min]) - (2.841 × Age), R = 0.73, standard error of estimate = 6.36 mL·kg[superscript -1]·min[superscript -1]. Cross-validation of previously published equations demonstrated lower correlations with measured VO[subscript 2max] than the newly developed walk tests. Evidence of reliability and validity for 1-mile walk tests to estimate VO[subscript 2max] in young children was provided. The model that included 1-mile walk time, age, and sex may be appropriate for youth fitness testing in physical education, particularly for unmotivated or overweight young children.
Descriptors: Test Construction, Physical Fitness, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Physical Activities, Multiple Regression Analysis, Preadolescents, Early Adolescents, Measurement Techniques, Equipment, Diaries, Questionnaires, Body Composition, Body Weight, Body Height, Exercise Physiology, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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