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Effects Of Postexercise Feeding On Plasma Testosterone, Cortisol, And Insulin Following Resistance Exercise, Richard J. Bloomer Jan 1998

Effects Of Postexercise Feeding On Plasma Testosterone, Cortisol, And Insulin Following Resistance Exercise, Richard J. Bloomer

Ithaca College Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of postexercise dietary intake on circulating levels of insulin, testosterone, cortisol, and testosterone:cortisol (T:C) after weight training exercise.

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The Effect Of Locomotive Speed On The Accuracy Of Metabolic Prediction Equations, Sherry L. O'Connell Jan 1998

The Effect Of Locomotive Speed On The Accuracy Of Metabolic Prediction Equations, Sherry L. O'Connell

Ithaca College Theses

This study examined the accuracy of the ACSM metabolic prediction equations within the range of 3.7 to 5.0 m-hr-1 and the effect that deviation from preferred walking or running speed has on this accuracy. This study also compared preferred speed of treadmill with overground locomotion.

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The Effects Of Habitual Physical Activity On Number Of Colds And Incidence Of Cold Symptoms, Katie Lynn Maniatis Jan 1998

The Effects Of Habitual Physical Activity On Number Of Colds And Incidence Of Cold Symptoms, Katie Lynn Maniatis

Masters Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to compare frequency of colds and symptoms of upper respiratory infection in college students who have different levels of habitual physical activity. Subjects were Eastern Illinois University students (N=535, aged 18-25). A survey was conducted which included questions inquiring about demographic information, physical activity habits, the number of colds contracted the month before the survey, and symptom number and severity. Data collection occurred between February 12th and March 1st, 1998. This particular time period was chosen for several reasons, including that student stress level should have been lower than at the beginning or ...


The Effects Of A Goal Setting Intervention And Dispositional Optimism/Pessimism On Selected Golf Skills: A Qualitative Design, Matthew James Wilson Jan 1998

The Effects Of A Goal Setting Intervention And Dispositional Optimism/Pessimism On Selected Golf Skills: A Qualitative Design, Matthew James Wilson

Legacy ETDs

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a goal setting intervention on selected golf skills over the course of a competitive golf season. A secondary purpose of this study was to investigate a comparison of optimism and pessimism in relationship to goal attainment. Subjects (n=7) were elite golfers from a university men's golf team. A two-month goal setting intervention was implemented consisting of the individual golfers selecting three golf skills from five separate categories (fairways in regulation, greens in regulation, total putts per round, up and downs conversion rate, and putts per green in ...


Sense Of Effort Associated With Exercise In The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Karen E. Wallman Jan 1998

Sense Of Effort Associated With Exercise In The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Karen E. Wallman

Theses : Honours

Investigations into the mediators of effort sensation have indicated that central mechanisms related to corollary discharges may be responsible for an increased sense of effort during fatiguing isometric exercise. The role for central mediators for sense of effort have been objectively demonstrated through use of contralateral limb matching tasks. Subjects diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) often report prevalent fatigue associated with a greater sense of effort when involved in exercise. This study employed a fatiguing contralateral limb-matching task in order to determine if CFS subjects (n == 6) experienced an altered sense of effort associated with the task when compared ...


A Comparison Of Measures In Physical Fitness And Biological Maturity Between Female Gymnasts And Females Not Involved In Organized Sport, Cara Kokenes Jan 1998

A Comparison Of Measures In Physical Fitness And Biological Maturity Between Female Gymnasts And Females Not Involved In Organized Sport, Cara Kokenes

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in physical fitness and biological development between two groups of twelve year old females. One group consisted of idividuals who had been involved in competitive sport for at least two years while the other group was not involved in organized sport. Two groups of 20 subjects were examined in terms of height, weight, flexibility, strength, body composition, maturation, eating attitudes, and cardiorespiratory endurance. The results indicated that the gymnasts were significantly (p<.05) shorter, lighter, stronger in regard to left hand grip strength, lower in percent body fat, less biologically mature, and had greater cardiorespiratory fitness than the non-gymnasts. No significant differences were observed in right hand grip strength or eating attitudes. It was concluded that maturation level as well as gymnastic training played a major role in influencing values obtained through measurements of physical fitness.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Arthrography, And Ultrasound In Diagnosing Rotator Cuff Tears: An Evaluation Of Agreement, Andrea Solsona Jan 1998

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Arthrography, And Ultrasound In Diagnosing Rotator Cuff Tears: An Evaluation Of Agreement, Andrea Solsona

Legacy ETDs

Eleven patients who had a clinical suspicion of a rotator cuff tear were referred for a magnetic resonance imaging exam, an arthrographic exam or both. Additionally, all patients received a diagnostic ultrasound exam. The results of the imaging studies were compared to surgical or clinical diagnosis. Arthrography had 100% positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV), accuracy, specificity, and sensitivity. Magnetic resonance imaging had 100% PPV, 60% NPV, 78% accuracy, 100% specificity, and 67% sensitivity. Ultrasound had 80% PPV, 50% NPV, 64% accuracy, 75% specificity, and 57% sensitivity. Based on these results, taking into consideration the national average costs ...