Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry, air displacement plethysmography, body fat
Int J Exerc Sci 1(3) : 113-124, 2008. The purpose of this study was to determine the validity of the BOD POD® when compared to the DXA and if placement on a percentile chart and standard table is affected by any differences between the two measures. A total of 244 (27.7 ± 10.8 yrs, 77.3 ± 16.1 kg, 171.4 ± 10.1 cm, 26.31 ± 5.42 BMI) males and females between the ages of 18 and 52 were recruited to participate in this study. The participant’s body fat percentage (%BF) was tested in random order on the BOD POD® and DXA during a 30-minute session following manufacturer’s guidelines and procedures. Dependent t-test indicated the %BF measured by the BOD POD® (23.4% ± 12.8) was significantly lower when compared to the DXA (29.5% ± 12.1), p = .001. The Pearson’s Product moment correlation was 0.95 (p = .001), indicating a very strong relationship between the two instruments. Using estimates of %BF from the BOD POD® also resulted in more favorable shifts on a percentile chart and standard table. Since a high correlation was evident between the two, the BOD POD® can be used as an instrument to track %BF changes over time during a diet and/or exercise intervention. However, caution should be made when classifying %BF with percentile charts or standard tables using the BOD POD® %BF estimates.
Original Publication Citation
Heden, Timothy; Shepard, Steven; Smith, John; Covington, Kay; and LeCheminant, James (2008) "Resulting Shifts in Percentile and Standard Placements after Comparison of the BOD POD and DXA," International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 1: Iss. 3, Article 4. Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol1/iss3/4
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Heden, Timothy; Shepard, Steve; Smith, John; Covington, Kay; and LeCheminant, James D., "Resulting Shifts in Percentile and Standard Placements after Comparison of the BOD POD and DXA" (2008). All Faculty Publications. 1654.
Western Kentucky University
Originally published in International Journal of Exercise Science published by Western Kentucky University.
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