A Regression Equation for the Estimation of Maximum Oxygen Uptake in Nepalese Adult Females
Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: March 31, 2010, 1 (1); e93456
March 01, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
May 25, 2019
October 21, 2009
A K, Das
P. A Regression Equation for the Estimation of Maximum Oxygen Uptake in Nepalese Adult Females,
Asian J Sports Med.
Purpose: Validity of the 20-meter multi stage shuttle run test (20-m MST) has not been studied in Nepalese population. The purpose of this study was to validate the applicability of the 20-m MST in Nepalese adult females.
Methods: Forty female college students (age range, 20.42 ~24.75 years) from different colleges of Nepal were recruited for the study. Direct estimation of VO 2 max comprised treadmill exercise followed by expired gas analysis by scholander micro-gas analyzer whereas VO 2 max was indirectly predicted by the 20-m MST.
Results: The difference between the mean (±SD) VO 2 max values of direct measurement (VO 2 max = 32.78 +/-2.88 ml/kg/min) and the 20-m MST (SPVO 2 max = 32.53 + /-3.36 ml/kg/min) was statistically insignificant ( P>0.1). Highly significant correlation ( r=0.94, P<0.01) existed between the maximal speed of the 20-m MST and VO 2 max. Limits of agreement analysis also suggest that the 20-m MST can be applied for the studied population.
Conclusion: The results of limits of agreement analysis suggest that the application of the present form of the 20-m MST may be justified in the studied population. However, for better prediction of VO 2 max, a new equation has been computed based on the present data to be used for female college students of Nepal.
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