The Suitability of Global Rating Scales to Monitor Arthroscopic Training Progress
JJ Stunt, GMMJ Kerkhoffs, B van Ooij, IN Sierevelt, MU Schafroth, CN van Dijk, J Dragoo and GJM Tuijthof
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 17, 2016
As developing arthroscopic skills is challenging and training time for residents is limited, arthroscopic skill competency of residents should be measured. Assessment tools, such as Global Rating Scales (GRS), have been developed for structured, objective feedback and to assess learning curves. The goal of this study is to assess known-groups and convergent validity of these scales, to evaluate the suitability of these scales to monitor training progress of residents....
Evaluation of Physical Activity Intensities and Energy Expenditure in Overweight and Obese Adults
Ludivine Paris, Martine Duclos, Romain Guidoux, Nicolas Lamaudiere and Sylvie Rousset
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 04, 2016
Western lifestyle characterized by lack of physical activity and diet rich in fat and refined sugars is associated with various non-communicable chronic health diseases. The prevalence of obesity worldwide is steadily increasing. In 2014, 39% of adults worldwide were overweight and 13% were obese. Physical inactivity, sedentary behaviors
and an excessively rich diet are responsible for chronic imbalance between energy intake and expenditure favoring the development of obesity and its co-morbid...
A Comprehensive Kinematic Analysis during a 15 Km Submaximal Training Run
Joshua P. Bailey, John A. Mercer and Janet S. Dufek
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 02, 2016
Recent studies have investigated biomechanics of running during competitive road races in an attempt to record endurance runners in their natural environment, due to the ability to measure numerous runners in a short period of time. A key focus area for running races are the foot strike pattern differences among foot wear conditions, running speed measured as finishing time and changes related to fatigue during later stages of the race. Identification utilizing two-dimensional video analysis has...
Physical Activity Prevalence and Awareness after an Exercise is Medicine on Campus Campaign, 2011-2013
Kelly R Rice, Tim K Behrens, Rachel L Cline, Lisa Hines and Kristin Sturm
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 01, 2016
The benefits of physical activity (PA) are well known, and documented to include: reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, and other widespread preventable disease. It is recommended that adults participate in at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per week in order to receive health benefits. Despite the numerous benefits one can accumulate through participation in PA, levels remain low and decline during adolescence into adulthood....