Validation of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Body Composition Assessment Methodologies in the Obese Pediatric Population

Validation of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Body Composition Assessment Methodologies in the Obese Pediatric Population

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dc.contributor.author Breithaupt, Peter G.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-08T17:50:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-08T17:50:36Z
dc.date.created 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-11-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10393/20363
dc.description.abstract Rates of obesity (OB) are escalating among Canadian children and youth and the obesogenic environment is likely to cause further increases. An important aspect in providing clinical care to OB children is to have accurate assessment measures, particularly of their body composition and cardiorespiratory fitness. This project entails three interrelated projects aiming to develop novel cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition measurement techniques for an OB pediatric population. The purpose of the first project was to validate a new submaximal fitness protocol specifically geared towards OB children and youth. The second objective of this thesis involved assessing cardiorespiratory efficiency utilizing the Oxygen Uptake efficiency slope. The purpose of the third project was to determine the validity of a half-body scan methodology for measuring body composition in obese children and youth. The goal of developing these novel measurement techniques is improved design and evaluation of interventions aimed at managing pediatric obesity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Obesity en_US
dc.subject Pediatrics en_US
dc.subject Body Composition en_US
dc.subject Exercise Testing en_US
dc.subject Cardiorespiratory Fitness en_US
dc.subject Aerobic Capacity en_US
dc.subject Oxygen Uptake Efficiency Slope en_US
dc.subject Adiposity en_US
dc.subject Fitness en_US
dc.subject Body Fat Distribution en_US
dc.subject Fat Mass en_US
dc.subject Lean Body Mass en_US
dc.title Validation of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Body Composition Assessment Methodologies in the Obese Pediatric Population en_US
dc.type Thèse / Thesis en_US
dc.faculty.department Sciences de l'activité physique / Human Kinetics en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Adamo, Kristi B.
dc.contributor.supervisor Colley, Rachel C.
dc.embargo.terms immediate en_US
dc.degree.name MSc en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.discipline Sciences de la santé / Health Sciences en_US

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