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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313632
Title:
Development, validity, and reliability of a ballet-specific aerobic fitness test.
Authors:
Twitchett, Emily; Nevill, Alan M.; Angioi, Manuela; Koutedakis, Yiannis; Wyon, Matthew A.
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to develop and assess the reliability and validity of a multi-stage, ballet-specific aerobic fitness test to be used in a dance studio setting. The test consists of five stages, each four minutes long, that increase in intensity. It uses classical ballet movement of an intermediate-level of difficulty, thus emphasizing physiological demand rather than skill. The demand of each stage was determined by calculating the mean oxygen uptake during its final minute using a portable gas analyser. After an initial familiarization period, eight female subjects performed the test twice within seven days. The results showed significant differences in oxygen consumption between stages (p < 0.001), but not between trials. Pearson correlation co-efficients produced a very good linear relationship between trials (r = 0.998, p < 0.001). Bland-Altman reliability analysis revealed the 95% limits of agreement to be ± 6.2 ml·kg(-1)·min(-1), showing good agreement between trials. The oxygen uptake in our subjects equated positively to previous estimates for class and performance, confirming validity. It was concluded that the test is suitable for use among classical ballet dancers, with many possible applications.
Citation:
Development, validity, and reliability of a ballet-specific aerobic fitness test. 2011, 15 (3):123-7 J Dance Med Sci
Journal:
Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
Issue Date:
Sep-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313632
PubMed ID:
22040758
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1089-313X
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorTwitchett, Emilyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorAngioi, Manuelaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T13:06:25Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-04T13:06:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-09-
dc.identifier.citationDevelopment, validity, and reliability of a ballet-specific aerobic fitness test. 2011, 15 (3):123-7 J Dance Med Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn1089-313X-
dc.identifier.pmid22040758-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/313632-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to develop and assess the reliability and validity of a multi-stage, ballet-specific aerobic fitness test to be used in a dance studio setting. The test consists of five stages, each four minutes long, that increase in intensity. It uses classical ballet movement of an intermediate-level of difficulty, thus emphasizing physiological demand rather than skill. The demand of each stage was determined by calculating the mean oxygen uptake during its final minute using a portable gas analyser. After an initial familiarization period, eight female subjects performed the test twice within seven days. The results showed significant differences in oxygen consumption between stages (p < 0.001), but not between trials. Pearson correlation co-efficients produced a very good linear relationship between trials (r = 0.998, p < 0.001). Bland-Altman reliability analysis revealed the 95% limits of agreement to be ± 6.2 ml·kg(-1)·min(-1), showing good agreement between trials. The oxygen uptake in our subjects equated positively to previous estimates for class and performance, confirming validity. It was concluded that the test is suitable for use among classical ballet dancers, with many possible applications.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Scienceen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Physiological Processesen_GB
dc.subject.meshDancingen_GB
dc.subject.meshExerciseen_GB
dc.subject.meshExercise Testen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshOxygen Consumptionen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhysical Exertionen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhysical Fitnessen_GB
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Resultsen_GB
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Physiological Processesen_GB
dc.subject.meshSports Medicineen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment, validity, and reliability of a ballet-specific aerobic fitness test.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Scienceen_GB

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