|TITLE:||PHYSICAL FITNESS LEVELS FOR BEGINNING CURLERS|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||JOHNSON, BRITTON|
|OTHER INVESTIGATORS:||ALYSSA STEELE ASTEELE4@MISSOURIWESTERN.EDURNRNDR. JUSTIN KRAFTRNJKRAFT@MISSOURIWESTERN.EDU|
File Created: March 8, 2013|
Department Chair Action Date: March 8, 2013
Current Status: Expired. Final Status Report or Extension Needed.
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe purpose of this research is to determine the physical activity level of curlers at the beginner level. We intend to quantify activity levels by collecting the heart rate, step counts, and activity levels from our participants. We hypothesize that the sport of curling will accelerate the heart rate high enough to be considered a moderate-vigorous physical activity.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYDuring research, participants will wear a heart rate monitor, step watch, and two accelerometers while curling in their regularly scheduled League or class. This will be a quantitative study that determines the physical activity level of our participants. The heart rate monitor will be used to track the participant’s heart rate from the time they start the curling league/class until the end of the curling league/class. We will be able to establish the activity level of our participants by determining the amount of time their heart rate stayed within a specified heart rate zone. Participants will wear the heart rate monitor around their chest. The step watch and accelerometer will used to quantify the amount of activity that is taking place during the curling league/class. The step watch, which will be placed on the ankle, will be used to calculate the number of steps the subjects take during the time we are tracking their heart rate. One accelerometer will be placed on the hip, while the other accelerometer will be placed on the wrist. By placing an accelerometer on the hip, we can determine the amount of overall activity of the participant. The accelerometer on the wrist will solely focus on the amount of upper body activity by measuring the movement of the upper body during the sweeping motion used in curling.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThe activity of participants in this study will not have any additional risks or benefits. Participants will be asked to wear four different monitors during activity in either their regularly scheduled curling class, or during normal activity in their curling league. These monitors include step watch, two accelerometers, and a heart rate monitor. If the subjects find that these monitors affect their ability to participate in either the class or league, they may take them off and be dropped from the study. Participants in the Missouri Western State University class or the St. Joseph Curling club league will have already signed a waiver acknowledging the risks of curling for the activity in the league/class. There is no additional risk beyond the activity of curling which they have already acknowledged.
SUBJECT SELECTIONParticipants will be volunteers during the spring of 2013 from either the St. Joseph Curling League, or the curling class that is offered by Missouri Western State University. There will be approximately 40 participants.
CONFIDENTIALITYData will be monitored by only the investigators of the research. Collected data will be kept on computers that are only accessible to the researchers. Participant’s names will not be released during, or after the completion of research. Only aggregate data will be published. Hard copies of wavier forms will be kept in locked files.
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Extension Request on 09-09-2013We would still like to collect more data to give us more subjects in the study. We would again use the MWSU curling class and the St. Joseph Curling Club leagues, just as we did last semester. Nothing else would change other than collecting more data from the same groupings (although different people).
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