Student Author Information

Alexis HendricksFollow

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Exercise Physiology

Abstract

Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) tests are valuable in determining an individual’s body fat percentage and easily calculating their body mass index (BMI). The Omron is a handheld BIA device that uses demographic data to determine BMI and percent body fat. The BODPOD, a device that uses air displacement plethysmography to determine body composition, is considered a criterion measure for those interested in assessing body composition. The purpose of this study is to examine if following standardized pre-assessment guidelines for the BIA test makes a difference in the reading of percent body fat. A secondary purpose of this study is to determine if there is a noticeable difference between the results of the BODPOD (criterion measure) and Omron BIA readings. A total of twenty participants (Males, N=5; Females, N=4) attended 2 sessions of data collection. All participants fasted for 3-4 hours before visit 1 but were instructed not to fast before visit 2. During visit 1, percent body fat was measured using both the BodPod and Omron, while just the Omron was used during visit 2. The Omron also calculated BMI. The results will give insight to whether fasting is essential for a more accurate reading of body composition.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jill Lucas, Jeffrey Herrick, DuAnn Kremer

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The effects of pre-assessment protocols on the validity and reliability of bioelectric impedance analysis

Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) tests are valuable in determining an individual’s body fat percentage and easily calculating their body mass index (BMI). The Omron is a handheld BIA device that uses demographic data to determine BMI and percent body fat. The BODPOD, a device that uses air displacement plethysmography to determine body composition, is considered a criterion measure for those interested in assessing body composition. The purpose of this study is to examine if following standardized pre-assessment guidelines for the BIA test makes a difference in the reading of percent body fat. A secondary purpose of this study is to determine if there is a noticeable difference between the results of the BODPOD (criterion measure) and Omron BIA readings. A total of twenty participants (Males, N=5; Females, N=4) attended 2 sessions of data collection. All participants fasted for 3-4 hours before visit 1 but were instructed not to fast before visit 2. During visit 1, percent body fat was measured using both the BodPod and Omron, while just the Omron was used during visit 2. The Omron also calculated BMI. The results will give insight to whether fasting is essential for a more accurate reading of body composition.