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Does the Twenty Meter Shuttle-Run Test Elicit Maximal Effort in 11- to 16-Year-Olds?

Voss, Christine and Sandercock, Gavin (2009) 'Does the Twenty Meter Shuttle-Run Test Elicit Maximal Effort in 11- to 16-Year-Olds?' Pediatric Exercise Science, 21 (1). pp. 55-62. ISSN 0899-8493

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Abstract

<jats:p>The aim of this study was to determine if maximal effort, evidenced by peak HR was attained during the 20m shuttle-run test in a naturalistic setting. Shuttle-run test performance and peak HR were measured in 208 volunteers (11–16 years). Peak HR was 196 (95% confidence interval (C.I.) 194–198 bpm). The relationship between test performance and peak HR was assessed by regression. There was a weak, but statistically significant relationship between test performance and peak HR (<jats:italic>R</jats:italic><jats:sup>2</jats:sup> = .029, <jats:italic>p</jats:italic> = .029) but with such a low coefficient of determination (less than 5% criterion), poor performances were not associated with low peak HR values or underestimation of maximal performance. Peak HR values (196 bpm) were higher than cited criterion values (185 bpm) for maximal effort in laboratory studies. In a naturalistic setting, the 20m shuttle-run test elicits a maximal effort in most children.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans; Obesity; Thinness; Exercise Test; Body Mass Index; Statistics, Nonparametric; Cohort Studies; Heart Rate; Physical Endurance; Running; Adolescent; Child; Female; Male
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2011 21:11
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:57
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/952

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