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Seven Quickly Administered Tests of Physical Capacity


by Royal H. Burpee 1941

Although many worthwhile tests in physical education have recently been developed, the validity and values of some of the fundamental measures of physical capacity are still unknown. This is especially true of pulse rate items, for, even though these measures have been employed for the past two thousand years, there is still disagreement concerning their value as indices of physical capacity. One of the four objectives of this study was to determine the values of these and similar measurements of physical capacity. The three other objectives were: to ascertain the methods of measuring physical capacity which can be administered with minimum equipment and time by an examiner not trained in medicine; to build these measures into a simple, quickly administered test; and to establish the values and limitations of the resulting test.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 42 Number 7, 1941, p. 635-636
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 8964, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 1:30:06 AM

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