2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Inter-Rater Reliability in Skinfold Measurements of Male and Female College Track Athletes
Christen K. Lauer* and Danna K. Kelly
Mr. Timothy Schwegler and Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentors

The purpose of this study was to determine the inter-rater reliability in skinfold measurements of college track athletes. Male (n = 26) and female (n = 16) athletes were measured for 4 common and 3 gender-unique skinfolds by 3 experienced testers. Each skinfold was measured in triplicate and averaged to represent a site. All skinfolds had an intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) greater than 0.98, except for the subscapular in males (ICC = 0.90) and knee (ICC = 0.64) in females. There were significant differences among the testers for all skinfolds but there was no consistent pattern to the differences.

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Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 2-17
Location: OP Lobby
Time: 4:15 pm

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