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Wheelchair ergometry
SenseWear Pro Armband
Energy expenditure
Indirect calorimetry
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Charoensuk, Jutikarn
Supervisor and department
Haennel, Bob (Physical Therapy)
Manns, Trish (Physical Therapy)
Examining committee member and department
Haennel, Bob (Physical Therapy)
Warren, Sharon (Rehabilitation Medicine)
Manns, Trish (Physical Therapy)
Department
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Specialization
Rehabilitation Science - Physical Therapy
Date accepted
2010-09-30T16:08:26Z
Graduation date
2010-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Purpose. To investigate the validity of the Sense Wear Pro Armband (SWA) to measure energy expenditure (EE) in healthy participants using wheelchair ergometry as an exercise modality. Method. Minute by minute EE was measured simultaneously using the SWA and indirect calorimetry(IC) during three different wheeling speeds including self-selected speed (0.81 m/s), moderate speed (1.11 m/s), and fast speed (1.73 m/s). Results. Twenty healthy volunteers (age = 34.0 (5.8) years)participated. The intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) were 0.50 (p=0.010), 0.59 (p=0.003), and 0.68 (p=0.000) for the self-selected speed, moderate speed, and fast speed wheeling, respectively. The SWA overestimated EE 57.8%, 57.4 %, and 63.7% for self-selected speed, moderate speed, and fast speed, respectively. Conclusions. The SWA failed to provide an accurate estimate of EE as measured by indirect calorimetry for wheelchair ergometry exercise in healthy subjects. The SWA overestimated EE for all exercise intensities.
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doi:10.7939/R3B32R
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