Measurement in Pediatric Exercise Science

Docherty David

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Canandian Society For Exercise Physiology
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Publisher Year: 1996
Edition: First Edition

Description: 344 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page.

Publishers Description: Measurement in Pediatric Exercise Science provides a unique combination: standardized lab protocols for assessing anthropometric and physiological attributes in children and complete information on field assessments of pediatric fitness. With this book, researchers and clinicians will find in a single reference everything they need for evaluating pediatric populations.Written by prominent international leaders in the field for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), this valuable text describes and critically evaluates a wide range of measurement techniques. In Parts I and II contributors focus on physical and physiological assessment:--Anthropometry-Body composition-Maturation-Anaerobic performance-Aerobic performance-Muscular strength and enduranceEach chapter in these two sections--introduces the measurement area;-discusses the significance of collecting the data;-discusses the developmental characteristics of the measurement variable; and-reviews the tests and protocols used most often, including guidelines and recommendations for standardizing the techniques used with pediatric populations.Whenever possible, the book includes normative standards to allow researchers to compare their subjects with others.After a complete evaluation of assessment techniques, Part III discusses measuring physical activity and critically analyzes the field tests and batteries that are used to test fitness levels in children. Batteries from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe are considered and evaluated for their validity and reliability. Also, with the guidance of Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP), one contributor provides recommendations for specific international standards.Measurement in Pediatric Exercise Science is an important reference for exercise scientists, pediatric sports medicine specialists, and pediatricians. It`s also suitable as a text for upper-division undergraduate courses in growth and development and for graduate courses that focus on collecting and interpreting physical and physiological data on pediatric groups.

ISBN: 9780873229609


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