ARTICLE – abstract
between pulmonary functioning and anthropometric measurements in
Ekici , Ugur Cavlak
University, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Denizli,
main goal of this work was to investigate the relation between
pulmonary functions and anthropometric measurements in late adolescence
amateur athletes. Seventy six boys and 56 girls, totally 132 late
adolescence amateur athletes were included in this study. The mean age
was 19.32±1.64 years for boys and was 18.23±1.51
years for girls. Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Peak Expiratory Flow
(PEF), and Forced Expiratory Volume in the first second (FEV1) were
measured by spirometer. Biacromial and biiliac anthropometric
measurements were also taken by a trained physiotherapist. For both
genders, statistical significances were defined between FVC/FEV1 and
biacromial/biiliac breadth values (p<0.05). Although,
statistical significance was showed between PEF and biacromial breadth
for only girls (p<0.05), no significance was found between PEF
and biiliac values for both boys and girls (p>0.05). According
to the results of this study, while poor correlations were found,
statistically significances indicated that biiliac and biacromial
breadths might be valuable indicator for pulmonary functioning.
However, further studies are needed.
function, anthropometric measurements, athletes.