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Reproducibility of the oxygen uptake efficiency slope in normal healthy subjects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10573661     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: To elucidate the intertest agreement of the oxygen uptake efficiency slope (OUES) in comparison with those of the maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and the ventilatory anaerobic threshold (VAT).
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A comparative study.
SETTING: Institutional practice. A total of 19 healthy volunteers underwent two sessions of maximal exercise testing with an interval of no more than 7 days. The testing was conducted on a cycle ergometer with the work rate increased by either 20, 30, or 40 Watts (W)/min so that the subject would reach exhaustion within 9 to 12 min of exercise. VAT was defined as the level of oxygen uptake (VO2) at which either an increase in the ventilatory equivalent for oxygen without a concomitant increase in the ventilatory equivalent for carbon dioxide or a change in the slope of the linear relationship between carbon-dioxide production (VCO2) and VO2 occurred. OUES was determined by the following equation: VO2 = a log VE + b, where VE was minute ventilation and "a" was the OUES. Intertest reproducibility was assessed by coefficient of repeatability (COR).
RESULTS: The intertest reproducibility of VO2max and OUES were excellent (COR = 570 ml/min [16%] and 740 [20%], respectively). VAT showed poor agreement between the two tests (COR = 650 ml/min [31%]).
CONCLUSIONS: Results show that OUES is reproducible and reliable, supporting the clinical usefulness of this index.
R Baba; N Kubo; Y Morotome; S Iwagaki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0022-4707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-09     Completed Date:  1999-12-09     Revised Date:  2014-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376337     Medline TA:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Country:  ITALY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anaerobic Threshold
Exercise Test
Oxygen Consumption*
Reproducibility of Results
Respiratory Mechanics

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