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ERIC Number: EJ931288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0736-5829
Prediction of VO[subscript 2peak] from the 20-m Shuttle-Run Test in Youth with Down Syndrome
Agiovlasitis, Stamatis; Pitetti, Kenneth H.; Guerra, Myriam; Fernhall, Bo
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, v28 n2 p146-156 Apr 2011
This study examined whether 20-m shuttle-run performance, sex, body mass index (BMI), age, height, and weight are associated with peak oxygen uptake (VO[subscript 2peak]) in youth with Down syndrome (DS; n = 53; 25 women, age 8-20 years) and whether these variables can be used to develop an equation to predict VO[subscript 2peak]. BMI, 20-m shuttle-run performance, and sex were significantly associated with VO[subscript 2peak] in youth with DS, whereas age, height, and weight were not. A regression model included only shuttle-run performance as a significant predictor of VO[subscript 2peak]; however, the developed prediction equation had low individual predictability. Therefore, 20-m shuttle-run performance alone does not provide valid prediction of VO[subscript 2peak] in youth with DS. Sex, BMI, age, height, and weight do not improve the prediction of VO[subscript 2peak]. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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