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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN FITNESS TESTS AND THE INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE-SHORT FORM IN HEALTHY MEN

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Author(s):
Silva-Batista, Carla [1] ; Urso, Rodrigo P. [1] ; Lima Silva, Adriano E. [2] ; Bertuzzi, Romulo [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Endurance Performance Res Grp, Sch Phys Educ & Sport, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Alagoas, Fac Nutr, Maceio - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH; v. 27, n. 12, p. 3481-3487, DEC 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 11
Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the components of health-related fitness (flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and cardiorespiratory) with the outcomes of short version of International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-SF). Four hundred eight healthy men (aged 21-43 years) answered the IPAQ-SF and performed the following tests: sit-and-reach, hand grip dynamometer, sit-ups and push-ups, and 20-m shuttle run test. The weekly energy expenditure expressed in metabolic equivalent task minutes per week (METs min.wk(-1)) from all IPAQ-SF categories showed a significant association with the flexibility (p < 0.05) and the cardiorespiratory fitness (p < 0.05). The METs min.wk(-1) of vigorous-intensity physical activity (PA) and total PA score were significantly correlated with upper-body muscular endurance (p < 0.05). In addition, 44% (n = 176) of the subjects presented high PA level and showed greater flexibility, upper-body muscular endurance, and cardiorespiratory fitness than subjects who presented moderate and low PA levels (p < 0.05). In conclusion, IPAQ-SF's outcomes reflect not only the association with the cardiorespiratory fitness but also the flexibility and the upper-body muscular endurance. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/04242-3 - Influence of functional and strength training on neuromuscular adaptations, functionality and quality of life in elderly with Parkinson's Disease
Grantee:Carla da Silva Batista
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master