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Title: An investigation into the body composition and physical fitness of Liverpool schoolchildren
Author: Boddy, Lynne Mary
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 252X
Awarding Body: liverpool university
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2009
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The aim of this thesis was to investigate the relationships between BMI, and fitness in schoolchildren across Liverpool. This broad aim was approached using a series of six studies. Studies 1-4 took an epidemiological approach, with Studies 5-6 taking a laboratory approach using more sensitive measures to meet the overall thesis aim. The field-based fitness tests used to assess aspects of skill and health related fitness were found to be reliable for use in 9-10 year old children on a population or group level, although differing levels of reliability were observed between boys and girls, and some measures showed wide limits of agreement. Assessments of BMI over time (8 years) described significant increases in BMI from baseline. Despite significant increases from baseline, no significant increases in BMI were observed between the final three study years.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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