Comparative analysis of the one-mile walk field test to actual maximal oxygen consumption values in college females
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30 healthy college female volunteers, 18-29 yrs, performed an actual VO2max treadmill test and 2, one-mile walks for time. Each S's wt (lbs), gender, age, time and HR responses during a one-mile walk were obtained to estimate VO2max, both relative (ml*kg-1*min-1) and absolute (1*min-1), using Kline et al.'s (1987) equations. The predicted VO2max values, using both the general and sex-specific equations, were correlated with actual VO2max values using a Pearson Product Moment correlation. Each r was sig at the 0.001 level. A dependent t-test indicated no sig (p < 0.01) diff between the actual VO2max and predicted VO2max, in both absolute and relative units. As a result of the moderately high r, it was concluded that the equations published by Kline et al. (1987) can be used to predict VO2max values in college-age females.
Women college students
Walking -- Physiological aspects