Reliability of Compartmental Body Composition Measures in Weight-Stable Adults Using GE iDXA: Implications for Research and Practice
Aimee L Dordevic, Maxine Bonham, Ali Ghasem-Zadeh, Alison Evans, Elizabeth Barber, Kaitlin Day, Alastair Kwok, Helen Truby
Nutrients | MDPI | Published : 2018
The aim of this study was to explore the reliability and precision of body compartment measures, in particular visceral adipose tissue, in weight stable adults over a range of BMIs using GE-Lunar iDXA. Weight-stable participants aged 18⁻65 years had a total body composition scan on GE-Lunar iDXA either on three separate occasions over a three month period (n = 51), or on a single occasion for duplicate scans with repositioning (n = 30). The coefficient of variation (CV%) and least significant change (LSC) of body compartments were calculated. The CV was higher for all measures over three months (range 0.8⁻5.9%) compared with same-day precision-scans (all 500 g. Changes observed in VAT mass ..View full abstract
The authors would like to acknowledge the participants in this study for their contribution of time. A.K. is in receipt of an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship.