Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2006

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Warren D. Franke

Abstract

The Senior Fitness Test (SFT) is validated for use with older adults in well-defined environments. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the SFT when completed in a modified environment. Twenty-four participants completed the SFT four times (males, n = 12, 75 +/- 6 yrs; females, n = 12, 72 +/- 4 yrs). A practice SFT was performed first in a gym with a rectangular 6-Minute Walk layout. The next three trials were randomized. One session was identical to the first. Another was performed in a gym with a hallway 6-Minute Walk, and another was performed in participants' homes with an outdoor 6-Minute Walk. Except for the Back Scratch component, the SFT did not differ significantly across the three trials. When performing a practice SFT test first, the SFT can be completed reliably in modified environments (intraclass correlation coefficients = .79 to .97).

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-11976

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Tiffany Brooke VanGundy

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1439906

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

35 pages

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