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INTEGRAL ASSESSMENT OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF COLLEGE STUDENTS

V. P. PLOTNIKOV, B. A. POLYAEV, M. V. PANYUKOV, V. YU. LEVKOV PIROGOV RUSSIAN NATIONAL RESEARCH MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Objective: To develop the method of integral assessment of physical development (PD) of students. Participants and methods: The study was conducted in September–October 1979, and in 2001–2011. 1492 students of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University were assessed, that included measurements of height (H), body mass (M), moment of force (MF) which measures the strength of the spine extensors, also vital lung capacity (VLC), body mass index (BMI), strength index (SI), and vital index (VI). The results scored on a 0-5 scale based on percentile distribution. The sum of each index divided by 3 represented the quantitative integral assessment of PD.
Results: PD of students in 1979 was 3.30±0.12 conventional units and was considerably higher than that of their peers in 2001-2011, p<0.01. There were a correlation between.
Conclusions: Single anthropometric indexes fail to objectively reflect PD. Quantitative integral assessment of PD based on values of BMI, SI and VI is a valid tool for PD assessment, and reflects physical potential of an individual.
Keywords: 
students; height, body mass; moment of force; vital lung capacity; body mass index; vital index; strength index; physical development.