Senior Fitness Test Manual

ISBN-10: 0736033564
ISBN-13: 9780736033565
Edition: 2001
List price: $39.00
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Description: This work details a test that is suitable for measuring the fitness levels of older adults. It includes performance standards and tables for evaluating individuals according to their age and gender.

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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 1/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This work details a test that is suitable for measuring the fitness levels of older adults. It includes performance standards and tables for evaluating individuals according to their age and gender.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Credits
How to Use This Manual
Fitness Testing in Later Years: Recognizing Unique Needs of Older Adults
Importance of Fitness (and Fitness Testing) in Later Years
Rationale for Developing the SFT
Unique Qualities of the SFT
Uses of the SFT
Summary
The Senior Fitness Test: Defining Functional Fitness Parameters
Conceptual Background
Functional Fitness Parameters
Test Selection Criteria
Overview of Test Items
Summary
Test Validity, Reliability, and Performance Standards: Identifying Relevant Fitness Measures for Older Adults
Validity
Reliability
Performance Standards
Summary
Test Administration: Establishing Consistent Testing Protocols
Pretest Procedures and Considerations
Administering the Tests
Guidelines for Group Testing
Summary
Test Results: Interpreting and Using Feedback to Motivate and Improve Performance
Interpreting Test Scores
Using Test Results to Motivate Participants
Improving Performance
Summary
Informed Consent/Assumption of Liability Form
Medical Clearance Form
Participant Instructions Prior to Assessment
Scorecard
Accident Report Form
BMI Conversion Chart
Station Signs for Posting
Age Group Percentile Norms
Personal Profile Form
Performance Charts
Personal Goals/Activity Plans
Activity Record
Normal Range of Scores
Resources on Exercise Programming for Older Adults
Measurement Conversions
References
Index
About the Authors

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