With increasing of obesity in children and adolescents the specialized care services, for the most serious cases, become imperative. Child and Adolescent Obesity Clinic, in the Clinics Hospital/Unicamp give assistance to patients between 03 and 19 years, with BMI≥percentile 95 of the CDC curve. This assistance involves physicians, nutritionists, psychologists and physical educators. For orientation of physical activities and its follow-up an effort test is used, the "go-and-come" test (Course-Navette), wich was proposed by Leger and Lembert (1982-1988). Children maturity was classified according to criteria of pubescence of Tanner (1962). Subjects: 33 boys, aged between 7 and 18 years old. The values of VO2max (ml/kg/min-1) were distributed in average and Standard Deviation, by age and maturity. There is a greater result oscillation in the breakdown by age, and a further drop in the classification values by maturity in VO2max (ml/kg/min-1). These values tend to fall from the young ones to the older ones, unlike the expected. In the population studied, there is an inversion of the trend of VO2max, probably due to children’s obesity habits; the classification by maturity seems to give more reliable results; the test proved to be suitable for use in outpatient service.
Barbosa, Silene Montoro; Mendes, Roberto Teixeira; Arruda, Miguel de; and Filho, Antonio Barros
"Test of effort in obese boys and adolescents: proposal for classification by maturity,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 1
, Article 66.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol1/iss1/66