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Reducing the variability of oxygen consumption measurements

Baker, RJ, Hausch, A and McDowell, B 2001, 'Reducing the variability of oxygen consumption measurements' , Gait and Posture, 13 (3) , pp. 202-209.

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Abstract

The oxygen consumption (O2) of 10 able-bodied adults each walking at a variety of cadences and hence speeds was measured. The effect on variability of subtracting the resting oxygen rate from gross measurements and of normalising walking speed to the subject’s height was investigated. Both of these were indeed found to reduce variability. A total reduction of more than 40% in the variability of O2 cost measurements was observed. Using these techniques it was found that, at walking speeds below the average, nett O2 cost per height was very nearly independent of walking speed.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Gait and Posture
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0966-6362
Depositing User: RH Shuttleworth
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2011 09:47
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:59
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16584

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