Masaki Minami

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Accurate measurement of head volume is indispensable for precise assessments of body composition determined by hydrostatic weighing without head submersion. The purpose of this study was to establish a prediction equation for head volume measured by the immersion method from multiple regression analysis using head parameters (head circumference, head(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify the kinetics of muscle oxygenation by near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in the phase of the decreasing force, especially the pre- and post-phases of the inflection point, during repeated rhythmic grip (RRG) of 30 grips/min(-1) for 6 minutes. The inflection point was the time at which the decreasing speed of the grip(More)
This study compared the accuracy of body density (Db) estimation methods using hydrostatic weighing without complete head submersion (HW(withoutHS)) of Donnelly et al. (1988) and Donnelly and Sintek (1984) as referenced to Goldman and Buskirk's approach (1961). Donnelly et al.'s method estimates Db from a regression equation using HW(withoutHS), moreover,(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and gender differences of static explosive grip (SEG) parameters based on force-time curves. METHODS EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN data were collected from 2 trials of SEG tests on the same day and 2 trials 1 week later. PARTICIPANTS 50 healthy young males (21.2+/-1.57 yrs) and females (20.1+/-1.18(More)
In the present study, the ADL index for the partially dependent older people (Demura et al., 1999) was applied to 218 bedridden (BED), 466 partially dependent (PD) and 245 independent living (IL) people in older groups. The purposes of this study were to clarify the meaning of the evaluation of this index and to examine how ADL items are useful in(More)
The present study attempts to clarify the properties of force-time curves in the force-development phase during static explosive grip exertion and to determine force-time parameters in relation to static explosive strength. 80 healthy young males (age 17.8 +/- 2.5 yr.) exerted maximal isometric force as fast and forcefully as possible. In total, 21(More)
The purpose of this study was to propose the ADL index constructed with a unidimensional scale based on item difficulty for institutionalized older adults. Six hundreds and three subjects (159 males and 444 females) were divided into the following four groups based on assisting devices for movement: G1 did not use assisting devices for movement; G2 used a(More)
This study assessed what motor skill tests were appropriate by observing 636 young children's behavior in daily life (low-aged classes, M = 3.7 yr.; middle-aged classes, M = 4.7 yr.; high-aged classes, M = 5.7 yr.). A homeroom teacher and an assistant teacher estimated motor achievement as pass-or-fail, and then judged pass-or-fail based on practical(More)
The purpose of this study was to select effective tests of motor ability based on pass-or-fail criteria for use with preschool children. 37 items selected by examining theoretical validity and the results of preliminary tests were administered to preschool children (3 yr.: M = 3.7 yr., SD = 0.28; 4 yr.: M = 4.7 yr., SD = 0.28; 5 yr.: M = 5.7 yr., SD =(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of each activity domain which make up activities of daily living (ADL). We used the ADL index with a unidimensional scale for partially dependent older adults, and examined the distribution of the ADL score and self-evaluation of health and physical fitness. There were 466 subjects from age 60 to(More)