Abstract/Details

Reliability of the senior fitness test in a modified environment


2006 2006

Other formats: Order a copy

Abstract (summary)

The Senior Fitness Test (SFT) is validated for use with older adults in well-defined environments. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the SFT when completed in a modified environment. Twenty-four participants completed the SFT four times (males, n = 12, 75 ± 6 yrs; females, n = 12, 72 ± 4 yrs). A practice SFT was performed first in a gym with a rectangular 6-Minute Walk layout. The next three trials were randomized. One session was identical to the first. Another was performed in a gym with a hallway 6-Minute Walk, and another was performed in participants' homes with an outdoor 6-Minute Walk. Except for the Back Scratch component, the SFT did not differ significantly across the three trials. When performing a practice SFT test first, the SFT can be completed reliably in modified environments (intraclass correlation coefficients = .79 to .97).

Indexing (details)


Subject
Anatomy & physiology;
Sports medicine
Classification
0719: Anatomy & physiology
0575: Sports medicine
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Biological sciences
Title
Reliability of the senior fitness test in a modified environment
Author
VanGundy, Tiffany Brooke
Number of pages
35
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0097
Source
MAI 45/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542996207
Advisor
Franke, Warren D.
University/institution
Iowa State University
University location
United States -- Iowa
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1439906
ProQuest document ID
305322087
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305322087
Access the complete full text

You can get the full text of this document if it is part of your institution's ProQuest subscription.

Try one of the following:

  • Connect to ProQuest through your library network and search for the document from there.
  • Request the document from your library.
  • Go to the ProQuest login page and enter a ProQuest or My Research username / password.