A Regression Equation for the Estimation of Maximum Oxygen Uptake in Nepalese Adult Females


Pinaki [email protected] 1 , 2 , * , Alok K Banerjee 2 , Paulomi Das 3 , 4 , Parimal Debnath 4

1 Department of Physiology, SR College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, India

2 Department of Physical Education, Kalyani University, Kalyani, West Bengal, India

3 Department of Physiology, Nepalgunj Medical College, Chisapani, Banke, Nepal

4 Department of Physical Education, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

How to Cite: [email protected] P, Banerjee A K, Das P, Debnath P. A Regression Equation for the Estimation of Maximum Oxygen Uptake in Nepalese Adult Females, Asian J Sports Med. 2010 ; 1(1):e93456. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.34873.


Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: 1 (1); e93456
Published Online: March 01, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 25, 2019
Accepted: October 21, 2009


Purpose: Validity of the 20-meter multi stage shuttle run test (20-m MST) has not been studied in Nepalese population. The purpose of this study was to validate the applicability of the 20-m MST in Nepalese adult females.

Methods: Forty female college students (age range, 20.42 ~24.75 years) from different colleges of Nepal were recruited for the study. Direct estimation of VO2 max comprised treadmill exercise followed by expired gas analysis by scholander micro-gas analyzer whereas VO2 max was indirectly predicted by the 20-m MST.

Results: The difference between the mean (±SD) VO2 max values of direct measurement (VO2 max = 32.78 +/-2.88 ml/kg/min) and the 20-m MST (SPVO2 max = 32.53 + /-3.36 ml/kg/min) was statistically insignificant (P>0.1). Highly significant correlation (r=0.94, P<0.01) existed between the maximal speed of the 20-m MST and VO2 max. Limits of agreement analysis also suggest that the 20-m MST can be applied for the studied population.

Conclusion: The results of limits of agreement analysis suggest that the application of the present form of the 20-m MST may be justified in the studied population. However, for better prediction of VO2 max, a new equation has been computed based on the present data to be used for female college students of Nepal.


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