Assessing fat mass of adolescent swimmers using anthropometric equations: a DXA validation study
Resumen: Purpose: The aim of the present study was to determine which of the published anthropometric equations is the most appropriate to estimate body-fat percentage (BF%) in adolescent swimmers. Method: Eighty-eight swimmers (45 boys, 43 girls) participated in this study. Following the recommendations of the International Society of the Advancement of Kinanthropometry, biceps, triceps, subscapular, iliac-crest, supraspinale, front-thigh, and medial calf skinfold thicknesses were measured. Waist, hip, midthigh, calf, relaxed arm, and arm flexed and tensed girths were also registered. BF% was measured with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to obtain the reference value. Existing anthropometric equations were applied, and BF% results obtained from anthropometric equations were compared to DXA BF% results with the modified Bland-Altman. Results: The Flavel, Durnin-Rahaman-Siri, and Durnin-Rahaman-Brozek were the only equations that did not demonstrate statistically significant differences when compared with DXA. Conclusion: The present study showed that the best anthropometric equation from existing literature to estimate BF% in swimmers is that proposed by Durnin-Rahaman (independently of applying the Siri or Brozek equation).
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2017.1284976
Año: 2017
Publicado en: RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT 88, 2 (2017), 230-236
ISSN: 0270-1367

Factor impacto JCR: 2.268 (2017)
Categ. JCR: PSYCHOLOGY rank: 38 / 78 = 0.487 (2017) - Q2 - T2
Categ. JCR: HOSPITALITY, LEISURE, SPORT & TOURISM rank: 19 / 50 = 0.38 (2017) - Q2 - T2
Categ. JCR: PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED rank: 30 / 82 = 0.366 (2017) - Q2 - T2
Categ. JCR: SPORT SCIENCES rank: 32 / 81 = 0.395 (2017) - Q2 - T2

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.77 - Medicine (miscellaneous) (Q2) - Nephrology (Q2) - Sports Science (Q2) - Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation (Q2) - Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Q2)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MEC/AP-2012-02854
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MEC/FPU13-02111
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/BES-2012-051888
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/DEP2011-29093
Tipo y forma: Article (PostPrint)
Área (Departamento): Área Educación Física y Depor. (Dpto. Fisiatría y Enfermería)

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