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Practical applications of the Sports Medicine Australia pre-exercise screening system (2005) in a fitness centre setting

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McHugh, I and Williams, AD and Fell, JW, Practical applications of the Sports Medicine Australia pre-exercise screening system (2005) in a fitness centre setting, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11, (2) pp. 182-184. ISSN 1440-2440 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2007.05.003

Abstract

The recently released pre-exercise screening system (PESS) from Sports Medicine Australia is an important tool for facilitating safe practice in exercise testing and prescription by exercise professionals. This opinion piece argues that despite the obvious need for nationally uniform guidelines for the screening process, the PESS still has some limitations. The major points for discussion include the need for guidelines regarding the minimum qualifications/knowledge required to adequately administer the PESS, and of the dilemma that may arise in a fitness centre or community setting when the client has no knowledge of the haematological information required for accurate identification of level of risk. Consequently, there is a need for further discussion and possible revision to ensure the successful use of the PESS in a community setting. © 2007.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Human Movement and Sports Science
Research Field:Exercise Physiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Author:McHugh, I (Mr Ian McHugh)
Author:Williams, AD (Associate Professor Andrew Williams)
Author:Fell, JW (Associate Professor James Fell)
ID Code:44948
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2008-06-11
Last Modified:2014-12-09
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