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Relationship between aerobic and anaerobic parameters and functional classification in wheelchair basketball players.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19793219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Participation in sports for individuals with disabilities continues to gain popularity. In order to provide fair and equitable competition among persons with different disabilities and functional capacity, a separate functional classification system has been devised for each sport. The aims of the present study were to evaluate aerobic and anaerobic performance of wheelchair basketball athletes and verify a correlation with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation functional classification system. For this, 17 highly trained male Brazilian basketball wheelchair athletes (25.4+/-4.4 years) from the national team who had taken part in the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games were assessed. These athletes were submitted to cardiopulmonary exercise testing and Wingate-like 30-s sprint test using upper limbs. The present study demonstrated that the functional classification score correlated with relative (r=0.90; P<0.0001) and absolute peak power (r=0.50; P=0.0353) and absolute mean power (r=0.93; P<0.0001) obtained from the Wingate-like 30-s sprint test and also correlated with absolute O(2) peak (r=0.68; P=0.0026) and O(2) at ventilatory threshold (r=0.71; P=0.0014), measured on cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Therefore, our findings support the functional classification created to classify athletes' functional capability on the court, which also correlated with aerobic and anaerobic performance parameters of the elite wheelchair basketball players.
Authors:
C A B de Lira; R L Vancini; F C Minozzo; B S Sousa; J P Dubas; M S Andrade; L L Steinberg; A C da Silva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-05-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1600-0838     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2010-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111504     Medline TA:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  638-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Physiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. claudio.andre@unifesp.br
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anaerobic Threshold / physiology*
Athletic Performance / physiology
Basketball / physiology*
Brazil
Disability Evaluation
Disabled Persons / classification*
Exercise / physiology*
Humans
Male
Wheelchairs*
Young Adult

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