Measurement reliability and precision of anthropometric measures for the estimation of whole body density in professional football players

Mills, Claire D ORCID: 0000-0003-4156-4593, Cooper, Stephen-Mark, De Ste Croix, Mark B ORCID: 0000-0001-9911-4355 and James, David V ORCID: 0000-0002-0805-7453 (2020) Measurement reliability and precision of anthropometric measures for the estimation of whole body density in professional football players. Open Access Journal of Biomedical Science, 3 (1). pp. 658-666.

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Abstract

Introduction: It is not uncommon to encounter measurement reliability issues, yet when they are required to develop practical calibration models to estimate whole body density the reliability of anthropometric measures is imperative. Methods: Data was gathered from n = 206 male professional footballers ( s; age = 24.1 5.4 years, body mass = 78.8 8.4 kg and stretched stature = 180.1 7.0 cm). Reliability of n = 28 anthropometric variables (skinfolds, girths, breadths, depths, widths, residual lung volume, air displacement plethysmography and hydrostatic weighing) was investigated by applying Technical Error of Measurement (TEM%) and the Limits of Agreement (LoA) method. Results: TEM% indicated a range of 6.5 – 1.0% and 3.8 – 0.6% and the study’s a priori criterion was set at  3.8% for LoA and were statistically significant (P < 0.001). The contentious measurements of the iliac crest, supraspinale and anterior thigh skinfold, chest and hip girth and biiliocristal breadth indicated z scores values for R2 between 0.006 – 0.022% and exhibited significant bias (P = < 0.05) and possible heteroscedasticity issues with highest r values of 0.611 and R2 (%) coefficients of 37.3%. Conclusion: Test-retest values demonstrated agreement and reliability to be of practical use with this population.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropometry; Measurement error; Reliability; Test-retest; Inter-tester
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport and Exercise > Sports Leadership, Education & Society
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Claire Mills
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2020 11:07
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 12:30
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8888

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