Accuracy of VO2(max) prediction equations in older adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: We explored the accuracy and bias of prediction equations (ACSM and Foster) in older, deconditioned men and women. We also examined the predictors of VO2(max) to further understand which variables affect respiratory fitness in the elderly. METHODS: One hundred seventy-one community dwelling, men (72.6 +/- 4.8 yr) and women (71.0 +/- 5.1 yr) screened in a clinical trial were retrospectively examined. VO2(max) was measured using a standardized protocol with gas exchange measured. Measured VO2 (max) values were compared with prediction equations via mean difference analyses, and bias was explored using Bland-Altman analyses. Regression analysis determined significant predictors of measured VO2 (max). Alpha was P

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Peterson, MJ; Pieper, CF; Morey, MC

Published Date

  • January 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 145 - 149

PubMed ID

  • 12544648

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-9131

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005768-200301000-00022


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States