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ERIC Number: EJ934662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
Non-Exercise Estimation of VO[subscript 2]max Using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire
Schembre, Susan M.; Riebe, Deborah A.
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v15 n3 p168-181 2011
Non-exercise equations developed from self-reported physical activity can estimate maximal oxygen uptake (VO[subscript 2]max) as well as sub-maximal exercise testing. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire is the most widely used and validated self-report measure of physical activity. This study aimed to develop and test a VO[subscript 2]max estimation equation derived from the International Physical Activity Questionnaire--Short Form. College-aged males and females (n = 80) completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire--Short Form and performed a maximal exercise test. The estimation equation was created with multivariate regression in a gender-balanced subsample of participants, equally representing five levels of fitness (n = 50) and validated in the remaining participants (n = 30). The resulting equation explained 43% of the variance in measured VO[subscript 2]max (standard error of estimate = 5.45 ml[middle dot]kg[superscript -1][middle dot]min[superscript -1]). Estimated VO[subscript 2]max for 87% of individuals fell within acceptable limits of error observed with sub-maximal exercise testing (20% error). The International Physical Activity Questionnaire--Short Form can be used to successfully estimate VO[subscript 2]max as well as sub-maximal exercise tests. Development of other population-specific estimation equations is warranted. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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