Inter- and intra-day test-retest reliability of the COSMED Fitmate PRO indirect calorimeter for resting metabolic rate
A new study demonstrates that Fitmate used to measure resting metabolic rate is a valid and reliable device.
The purpose of this study, presented during the 11th International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference (Clearwater Beach, FL, USA. 20-21 June 2014), was to establish the inter- and intra-day test-retest reliability of the Cosmed Fitmate ProTM indirect calorimeter for resting metabolic rate (RMR).
34 participants volunteered to have their RMR measured a total of three times on two different days. On day 1, two 15-minute RMR tests were completed in back to back fashion. On day 2 (occurring within 7 days of day 1), another 15-minute RMR test was conducted.
The study conclusions are that "Fitmate PRO is a reliable instrument for measuring resting metabolic rate in non-overweight males and females. The instrument demonstrated test-retest reliability both within the day and between two different days".
The study details are the following:
- Title: "Inter- and intra-day test-retest reliability of the COSMED Fitmate PRO indirect calorimeter for resting metabolic rate"
- Authors: Bill Campbell, Gina Zito, Ryan Colquhoun, Nic Martinez, Courtney St Louis, Mallory Johnson, Laura Buchanan, Matt Lehn, Yasmin Smith, Brad Cloer, Kathryn Raines
- Published in: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2014, 11(Suppl 1):P46
The poster can be downloaded at the following link: click here
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