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Development and validation of a one-mile treadmill walk test to predict peak oxygen uptake in healthy adults ages 40 to 79 years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12500996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether the Rockport one-mile walk test equation to predict maximal oxygen uptake was valid for application to treadmill walking. When the Rockport model was found to be inappropriate, a new regression model was developed for predicting peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) from a one-mile treadmill walk. 304 healthy volunteers ages 40 to 79 years (mean age = 57.6 years, 154 men and 150 women) completed a VO2peak test and a one-mile treadmill walk. Stepwise regression was used to build a model for the relationship between VO2peak and a variety of predictor variables in a sub-sample development group (n = 154). This new model was then applied to a sub-sample validation group (n = 150). The new equation produced a correlation of 0.87, SEE = 4.7 ml x kg (-1) x min (-1) with a mean residual of 0.96 ml x kg (-1) x min (-1). The equation for predicting VO2peak developed in this investigation provides a means of assessing VO2peak that is easy to administer, allows for careful supervision of subjects, and can be completed at a low financial and temporal cost.
David M Pober; Patty S Freedson; Gregory M Kline; Kyle J McInnis; James M Rippe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of applied physiology = Revue canadienne de physiologie appliquée     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1066-7814     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Appl Physiol     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-25     Completed Date:  2003-04-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306274     Medline TA:  Can J Appl Physiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Rate / physiology
Middle Aged
Oxygen Consumption / physiology*
Regression Analysis
Walking / physiology*

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