Development of a sport specific anthropometric calibration model to estimate whole body density of professional football players

Mills, Claire D (2014) Development of a sport specific anthropometric calibration model to estimate whole body density of professional football players. PhD thesis, University of Gloucestershire.

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There are currently no calibration models that allow whole body density in professional footballers to be estimated. As such, there is a need to develop practical calibration models in order to make sound body composition judgements. The aim of this thesis is threefold. Firstly, to examine the measurement reliability of a range of anthropometric measures, residual lung volume, air displacement plethysmography and hydrostatic weighing. Secondly, to establish reliability and precision of body composition measures used within existing calibration models which estimate whole body density from the criterion of hydrostatic weighing. Thirdly, to develop and cross-validate new calibration models for professional footballers. Further details are given in the full abstract above.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Thesis Advisors:
Thesis AdvisorEmailURL
De Ste Croix, Markmdestecroix@glos.ac.ukhttp://www.glos.ac.uk/faculties-and-schools/sport-and-exercise/staff-profiles/pages/s2104432-mark-de-ste-croix.aspx
James, Daviddjames@glos.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Additional Information: Photographs of Claire Mills and Shane Duff are included with permission for public distribution.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Calibration of whole body density; Body density in professional footballers
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV861 Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Computing and Applied Sciences > School of Sport & Exercise > Coaching, Physical Education and Development
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 13:10
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 12:57
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2272

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