Physical activity and functional capacity and normal-weight, overweight and obese Greek young adults

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/125147
Title:
Physical activity and functional capacity and normal-weight, overweight and obese Greek young adults
Authors:
Psichogiou, Athinais-Georgia
Abstract:
Objective: The aims of this study were to present information regarding the physical activity (PA) profile, functional capacity (FC) status and body composition of normal-weight, overweight and obese young Greeks, to investigate the impact of overweight and obesity on the subjects’ PA and FC and to explore possible interrelations between their anthropometric characteristics, PA and FC. Method: Sixty-two healthy, Greek young adults (27 males), with a mean age of 23.9 ± 3.9 years, attended a single testing session during which they were subjected to anthropometric and physiological measurements, they completed the Greek version of the Short International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-SGR) and they performed two six-minute walk tests (6MWT) using a standardised protocol. Analysis of variance and post hoc analysis was used to investigate possible differences between the three groups, while bivariate correlational techniques were used to assess possible interrelations between the subjects’ anthropometric characteristics, their PA and FC. Results: During the 6MWT, overweight subjects walked significantly further (624.0 ± 88.8 m) than obese subjects (544.9 ± 108.4 m) (p<0.01). No significant differences were observed between the three groups regarding IPAQ scores. Significant associations were mainly detected between the subjects’ anthropometric characteristics and 6MWT-related variables. Conclusions: The FC of normal and overweight subjects appeared to be similar and better than that of obese subjects, while, all subjects, regardless of BMI categorisation, were found to have similar PA profiles. This study further supports the association between obesity indices and functional capacity.
Advisors:
Buckley, John P.; Fallows, Stephen
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Sep-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/125147
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorBuckley, John P.en
dc.contributor.advisorFallows, Stephenen
dc.contributor.authorPsichogiou, Athinais-Georgiaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-21T11:10:50Zen
dc.date.available2011-03-21T11:10:50Zen
dc.date.issued2010-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/125147en
dc.description.abstractObjective: The aims of this study were to present information regarding the physical activity (PA) profile, functional capacity (FC) status and body composition of normal-weight, overweight and obese young Greeks, to investigate the impact of overweight and obesity on the subjects’ PA and FC and to explore possible interrelations between their anthropometric characteristics, PA and FC. Method: Sixty-two healthy, Greek young adults (27 males), with a mean age of 23.9 ± 3.9 years, attended a single testing session during which they were subjected to anthropometric and physiological measurements, they completed the Greek version of the Short International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-SGR) and they performed two six-minute walk tests (6MWT) using a standardised protocol. Analysis of variance and post hoc analysis was used to investigate possible differences between the three groups, while bivariate correlational techniques were used to assess possible interrelations between the subjects’ anthropometric characteristics, their PA and FC. Results: During the 6MWT, overweight subjects walked significantly further (624.0 ± 88.8 m) than obese subjects (544.9 ± 108.4 m) (p<0.01). No significant differences were observed between the three groups regarding IPAQ scores. Significant associations were mainly detected between the subjects’ anthropometric characteristics and 6MWT-related variables. Conclusions: The FC of normal and overweight subjects appeared to be similar and better than that of obese subjects, while, all subjects, regardless of BMI categorisation, were found to have similar PA profiles. This study further supports the association between obesity indices and functional capacity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectIPAQen
dc.subject6-minute walk testen
dc.subjectoverweighten
dc.subjectyoung Greeksen
dc.subjectobesityen
dc.titlePhysical activity and functional capacity and normal-weight, overweight and obese Greek young adultsen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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