16 December 2014
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
Founded in 1980, COSMED is a privately owned company manufacturing Cardio Pulmonary and Metabolic Diagnostic Equipment. COSMED products include a full range of Spirometers, Pulmonary Function, Body Composition, Nutritional Assessment and Cardio Pulmonary Exercise systems, including Electrocardiographs, Ergometers and Assessment Software. COSMED solutions are aimed for either professional or medical use for many different applications like: Hospital, Clinics, Primary Care, University & Education in Human Physiology, Clinical Nutrition, Commercial Weight Management, Human Performance Centers, Sport Institutions and Health Club Industry. COSMED Headquarters are located in the province of Rome, Italy. COSMED has subsidiaries in the USA, China and Germany, and distributes its products internationally through a constantly growing distributor network covering more than 70 countries.