DEVELOPMENT OF PROTOCOLS FOR ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF BODY COMPOSITION

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Authors
  1. Plyley, M.J.
  2. Shephard, R.J.
  3. Forsyth, R.D.
Corporate Authors
Toronto Univ, Toronto ONT (CAN);Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report reviewed the literature on body composition selected three field models for predicting body fat, compared then to under water weighing determination of body fat and recommended the model which should be used for field trials. The model recommended was the applied Behnke-Wilmore scaling model which used skinfold measures for determining body fat adjusted for height, age and sex. The model was tested on a second sample and proved valid. When the model was used by individuals not trained in anthropometric measures, results between individuals were not reliable.
Date of publication
15 Jun 1986
Number of Pages
229
DSTKIM No
87-00007
CANDIS No
48861
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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