relationship between anthropometric measurements and cardiopulmonary
functions in obese women
Yildiz Yaprak1, Behice
Durgun2, Sadi Kurdak3
Education and Sports Department, Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay,
2Department of Anatomy,
Faculty of Medicine, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey
of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Çukurova University,
The main purpose of this study was to determine relationship between
morphological structure and cardiopulmonary function in obese women.
For this reason, we assessed whether a relationship between fat
distribution and circumference and diameter measurements and
cardiopulmonary fitness in obese women.
Methods: 63 obese
(Age: 37.96±2.25 years, height: 158.99±5.76 cm,
weight: 83.65±11.24 kg, body mass index:
kg/m²) were voluntarily participated in this study. The
test, gas analysis and anthropometric measurements performed in obese
women. SPSS 11.5 statistic packet program was used for data analysis.
All of variables were expressed as mean and standard deviation. The
relationship between anthropometric measurements with spirometer test
and gas analysis was calculated with Pearson correlation coefficients.
The findings showed that there was low and moderate significant
relationship between some anthropometric variables. These are:
forced vital capacity and sitting height,
maximal voluntary ventilation and subscapular skinfold,
maximal oxygen uptake and body mass index, waist circumference, hip
circumference, chest circumference, fat mass, subscapular skinfold,
abdomen skinfold, triceps skinfold, suprailiac skinfold, biceps
d) lactate threshold and fat mass, hip
The results of this study suggest that there were relationship between
some anthropometric parameters and cardiopulmonary function parameters
in obese women. Especially, some anthropometric parameters reflect more
the results of gas analysis than the results of spirometric test.
anthropometric, measurement, maximal oxygen uptake, pulmonary function