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Year: 2018 | Month: January | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 215-218

Comparison of Treadmill Based and Track Based Rockport 1 Mile Walk Test for Estimating Aerobic Capacity in Healthy Adults Ages 30-50 Years

Rekha Chaturvedi, Sivachidambaram Kulandaivelan, Vandana Yadav

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiotherapy, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar-125001. Haryana. India

Corresponding Author: Rekha Chaturvedi


The aim of the present paper was to compare the treadmill based submaximal test with the standard field based submaximal test to estimate aerobic power in Indian middle aged population. Study type is correlational study based on cross-sectional survey. 40 subjects aged 30-50 years were randomly selected following specific inclusion and exclusion criteria. 1-mile walk test was conducted 3 times (2 times on treadmill and 1 time on track) with at least 4 days gap in-between the tests. Aerobic power was calculated using standard formula. Data was analysed using IBM-SPSS software (version 21.0). Treadmill based tests estimated higher aerobic power than track based test. There was a moderate correlation between track based and treadmill based aerobic power estimation (r 0.640). The relationship was excellent between the treadmill based tests (r 0.960). This study shows treadmill based 1-mile walk test is a reproducible test in Indian middle aged population.

Key words: Walk test, Exercise test, Oxygen consumption, Middle aged, Human

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