Show simple item record Sutton, Laura Wallace, Joanne Goosey-Tolfrey, Vicky Scott, Mark Reilly, Thomas 2009-08-10T07:58:04Z 2009-08-10T07:58:04Z 2009-04
dc.identifier.citation Sutton , L , Wallace , J , Goosey-Tolfrey , V , Scott , M & Reilly , T 2009 , ' Body Composition of Female Wheelchair Athletes ' International Journal of Sports Medicine , vol 30 , no. 4 , pp. 259-265 . DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1105941 en
dc.identifier.issn 0172-4622
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 66849089028
dc.identifier.other PubMed: 19288390
dc.description Sutton, L., Wallace, J., Goosey-Tolfrey, V., Scott, M. and Reilly, T. (2009). Body composition of female wheelchair athletes. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 30, 259-265. en
dc.description.abstract Wheelchair users undergo changes in body composition as a result of disability. In this study the distribution of bone mineral, lean and fat mass was assessed in highly-trained female wheelchair athletes and a reference group by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The transferability of anthropometric equations commonly used in female groups was examined in order to establish a suitable field method of body composition assessment. The DXA total-body results indicated no difference between groups, but segmental analyses uncovered regional differences. The wheelchair athletes had greater BMD (p=0.088), more lean mass (p<0.001) and a lower percent fat (p=0.050) in their arms. The reverse was true of the legs (p≤0.001). The trunk as a whole did not differ between groups. In general, the anthropometric equations showed a lack of transferability to the wheelchair group and tended to underestimate total percent body fat. Anthropometric measures such as body mass index (BMI) and waist girth showed strong correlations with body fat in the wheelchair group (BMI: r=0.90, p=0.001; waist: r=0.83, p=0.001), but weaker results in the reference group. It is recommended that specific anthropometric equations be developed for use in the absence of a ‘gold standard’ measure of body composition such as DXA. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Sports Medicine en
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dc.title Body Composition of Female Wheelchair Athletes en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Sport & Exercise Science en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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