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The Use of a Verification Phase in Determination of VO2max in Older Adults

Abstract Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) declines with age and is a predictor of morbidity and mortality risks. Due to these implications, accurate assessment and determination of VO2max are important for the older population. Without the presence of a VO2 plateau, secondary criteria are used to determine whether the test resulted in a maximal value. However, inconsistent secondary criteria do not account for intersubject variability. To circumvent this issue, a verification phase following a traditional ramp assessment may be utilized. The purpose of this study was to compare verification phase strategies in older adults. A secondary purpose of this study was to examine the repeatability of the ramp assessment performed during each visit. Twenty-tw... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Villanueva, Ian Robert (Author) / Dickinson, Jared M (Advisor) / Gaesser, Glenn A (Committee member) / Angadi, Siddhartha S (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physiology / Health sciences
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 120 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Exercise and Wellness 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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