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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 10:47
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:59
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16584

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