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2 things to consider when discussing the ease of test administration and what they entail

1. How easy is it: For the client to perform the test, and for the tester and participant to interact
2. how feasible is it in terms of: staff requirements and training, equipment requirements and availability, and associated costs


The pros of laboratory tests

- controlled environment from the equipment down to the barometric pressure in the room
-Higher caliber allowing you to be more precise, reliable and valid


the cons of laboratory tests

- may not reflect the environment of the sport
- expensive
- has to be calibrated and set up (timely)


the pros of field tests

- cost and time efficient
- specific to the sport


cons of field tests

- may not be as valid and reliable


4 test important test characteristics when selecting a test

1. does the end justify the means
2. discriminations: ability to differentiate between ppl
3. practicality and mass testability: feasibility within constraints of time, cost etc
4. testing sequence


what sequence do you perform a test? (CSEP)

1. screening: PAR Q, consent, observation, resting HR and BP
2. body comp: waist girth
3. aerobic fitness
4. muscoluskeletal fitness: grip strength, push up, sit and reach, vert jump, back extension
5. balance: 1 leg stance


What sequence of test items according to NSCA ?

1. Screening
2. non fatiguing tests: body comp, vert jump, sit and reach, vert jump
3. agility tests
4. max power and strength: 1RM squat, and bench press
5. Sprint test : 40 yrd dash
6. local muscle endurance: push ups, curl ups
7. fatiguing anaerobic: 400 m run
8. aerobic power/ capacity


interpretation of test results to indicate a persons performance in comparison to a set of standards or norms
--> the score can be?
--> standards can be?

ease of normative data comparison
- best score or mean of score trials
- criterion- referenced or norm referenced


pass/ fail scores (minimum proficiency score)

criterion - referenced


rates performance in relation to norms

norm referenced standards


norm referenced scores are commonly used in ?
may ass meaning for clients by?

- health and performance testing
- incorporating data interpretation tables


4 things to consider when selecting norm values

1. type of test and protocol used
2. definition and demographics of population being compared too
3. test administered by certified professionals
4. values published by reputable source


every participant/client should expect the right to: (3)

1. fair and equitable treatment
2. privacy, anonymity and confidentiality
3. a safe and positive testing experience


3 factors of privacy, anonymity and confidentiality

- not always possible with team or field work
- participants should be made aware of who will see their results and or how results will be shared
- data security


5 steps of the CSEP (at a glance)

1. ASK: get to know the client
2. ASSESS: Physical activity, fitness & lifestyle
3. ADVISE: evaluation report and discussion
4. AGREE: devise an action plan
5. ASSIST and ARRANGE: providing continuing support


8 things collected in the ASK step (one ting missing from CSEP manual)

- welcome letter
- abilities for active living Q (AAL-Q)
- physical activity and readiness Q (PAR-Q)
- PARmed -X for pregnancy
- physician physical activity readiness clearance
- informed consent
- quick reference
- client info sheet
--> missing: HR and BP


3 reasons why we screen

1. professional
2. ethical
3. legal


3 responsibilities of tester

1. know emergency procedures, phone #s
2. know clients contact info and physician should be provided on clients info form
3. record details on incident report


preliminary instructions for clients helps with ________ and should be provided in writing at least _____ hours in advance of test

- standardization
- 48


the preliminary instructions should address:

- appropriate dress
- food and beverage (void 2 hours before)
- caffeine (avoid 2 hours before)
- smoking (2 hours before)
- alcohol (6 hours)
- exercise (avoid 6 hrs, moderate 24 and strenuous 48 hours)


5 components of pre test screening

1. GAQ/PAR Q+/health Q
2. consent form
3. resting HR
4. resting BP
5. Observation


how do clarify the term 'heart condition for clients"

a broad term used to include heart attacks, angina, congenital heart disease, heart valve disease, congestive heart failure, and use of heart medications
--> do not try to interpret there symptoms


how do you clarify the term 'dizziness' for clients

also known as light headedness, usually associated with a feeling of instability


what is the Get Active Questionnaire

self administered form to help identify individuals who should consult an appropriate health care provider or exercise professional prior to become more physically active
- looser language to try and promote exercise as beneficial


9 signs and symptoms of CV, pulmonary, renal and metabolic disease

- pain or discomfort in the chest, neck, jaw, arms or other areas that may result from ischemia
- shortness of breath at rest or with mild exertion
- dizziness or syncope
- orthopnea or nocturnal dyspnea
- ankle edema
- palpitations or tachycardia
- intermittent claudication
- known heart murmur
- unusual fatigue or shortness of breath with usual activities


2 essential components of informed consent

1. benefits of assessment
2. risks of assessment


when filling out informed consent, clients should be made aware that they: (3)

1. are participating voluntarily
2. have responsibility to inform testers of any problems they are experiencing
3. are free to withdraw from participation at any time


informed consent guidelines

- Consent form must be read, understood, and
signed prior to test administration
- If under age of majority, have parent or
guardian sign form
- Should also be witness at time of test
- Should be age of majority and independent of test
- Check for questions and understanding after
consent form is signed


a test should be cancelled or postponed if any of the following is observed Client is pregnant and doesn’t have medical consent

- Difficulty breathing at rest
- Coughing persistently
- Ill or with fever
- Lower extremity swelling
- On medication for cardiovascular or metabolic function
- Have clearly ignored the preliminary instructions
- Refuse to answer any portion of the consent or health
history form (ie. GAQ/PAR-Q+/etc)


what are the screening cutoffs for BP and HR ?

- resting HR > 100
- resting SBP > 160 mmHg
- Resting DBP > 90 mmHg
--> if high have them sit for 5 and if still high refer to medical


6 components of discussing the results

- be optimistic
- key to having a successful debrief is to NOT rush through the results
- use appropriate norm referencing and explain results to client
- always leave them their results in a form that is meaningful for them
- highlight areas that are especially important
- keep a file for yourself


3 ways to interpret results

1. health benefit ratings (CSEP) classifications
2. norms/percentiles
3. pre and post testing to determine percent improvement