Feasibility of a 2-km walking test for fitness assessment in a population study.
A simple 2-km Walking Test has been developed for determining the cardiorespiratory fitness of healthy adults.
In the present study the following aspects of the feasibility of this test for population assessment were investigated: participation willingness, the percentage of test qualified subjects, the percentage of acceptable test performances and the resources needed for field test administration.
A representative sample was drawn from the 27 to 65-year-old population in a rural municipality in northeastern Finland.
Subjects were recruited on the basis of the results of health questionnaires and interviews.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fitness, Exercice physique, Méthode mesure, Marche à pied, Evaluation performance, Homme, Fonction respiratoire, Coeur, Appareil respiratoire, Appareil circulatoire, Consommation oxygène, Milieu rural, Finlande, Europe, Education sanitaire, Promotion santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fitness, Physical exercise, Measurement method, Walking, Performance evaluation, Human, Lung function, Heart, Respiratory system, Circulatory system, Oxygen consumption, Rural environment, Finland, Europe, Health education
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Code Inist : 002A24. Création : 199406.