The accuracy of predicting treadmill VO2max for adults with mental retardation, with and without Down's syndrome, using ACSM gender- and activity-specific regression equations.

@article{Climstein1993TheAO,
  title={The accuracy of predicting treadmill VO2max for adults with mental retardation, with and without Down's syndrome, using ACSM gender- and activity-specific regression equations.},
  author={Mike Climstein and Kenneth H. Pitetti and Patrick J. Barrett and Kyle D Campbell},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={1993},
  volume={37 ( Pt 6)},
  pages={521-31}
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) prediction equations for calculating peak oxygen consumption (VO2max) in young adults with mental retardation. A total of 32 subjects with mental retardation participated in this study: 15 young adults with Down's syndrome (DS) and 17 non-DS young adults (NDS). Subjects were matched for age, gender and intelligence quotient (IQ). Subjects were given a standard treadmill-graded exercise test… CONTINUE READING