Reliability of the senior fitness test in a modified environment

dc.contributor.advisor Warren D. Franke
dc.contributor.author VanGundy, Tiffany
dc.contributor.department Kinesiology
dc.date 2018-08-25T02:48:18.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T06:08:53Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T06:08:53Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2006
dc.date.issued 2006-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>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).</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1873
dc.identifier.contextkey 6087621
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-11976
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath rtd/874
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/81761
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Exercise Physiology
dc.subject.disciplines Exercise Science
dc.subject.disciplines Recreational Therapy
dc.subject.keywords Health and human performance
dc.subject.keywords Exercise and sport science (Biological basis of physical activity)
dc.subject.keywords Biological basis of physical activity
dc.title Reliability of the senior fitness test in a modified environment
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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