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Author Md, Pattra Wattanapan
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Fifth-year Medical Student ♦ Aerobic Capacity ♦ Chiang Mai University ♦ Maximal Oxygen Consumption ♦ Ml Kg Min ♦ Rehabilitation Medicine ♦ Bicycle Ergometer ♦ Statistical Significance ♦ Low Health Fitness Group ♦ Medical Student ♦ Retrospective Study ♦ Astrand-rhyming Test ♦ Mean Age ♦ High Health Fitness Group ♦ 0-1 Session ♦ Average Vo2max ♦ Average Body Weight ♦ Female Student ♦ Standard Vo2max Value ♦ 2-4 Session ♦ Two-year Period ♦ Health Fitness Group ♦ Astrand-rhyming Submaximal Cycle Ergometer Test ♦ Sub-maximal Exercise Test ♦ Rehabilitation Medicine Course ♦ Range 30-125 Kg ♦ Thai People
Abstract Objective: To study the level of aerobic capacity using maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) in the fifth-year medical students at Chiang Mai University. Material and Method: This was a retrospective study in which data were collected from the database of the fifth-year medical students who attended the rehabilitation medicine course at Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University between January 2003 and December 2004. The level of aerobic capacity was evaluated by maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max), which was calculated using sub-maximal exercise test on a bicycle ergometer (Astrand-Rhyming test). Results: During two-year period, 226 medical students performed 226 Astrand-Rhyming submaximal cycle ergometer tests. The mean age was 22.3 + 0.7 years (range 21-26 years) and average body weight was 56.8 + 11.9 kg (range 30-125 kg). The number of male and female students was comparable (male 44.7 % and female 55.3%). Average VO2max of the students was 38.1 + 8.6 ml/kg/min (range 18.5-76.7 ml/kg/min) and there was no statistical significance between sex (VO2max of male = 38.4 + 7.6 and female = 37.9 + 9.4 ml/kg/min, p = 0.636). When standard VO2max value of Thai people was compared, 39.4 % was categorized in low health fitness group, 40.7 % was in health fitness group, and only 19.9 % was in high health fitness group. However, 65 % of the fifth-year medical students exercised 0-1 sessions per week (group 1), 24.3 % exercised 2-4 sessions
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study