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

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Titre: Validation of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Body Composition Assessment Methodologies in the Obese Pediatric Population
Auteur(s): Breithaupt, Peter G.
Date: 2011
Résumé: 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.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/20363
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