Co-Investigators: Wayne Brewer, Alexis Ortiz, (Texas Woman’s University); Cassandra S. Diep, Amanda M. Perkins-Ball, Augusto X. Rodriguez (Rice University)
This study is examining the effect of homeschooling on body composition, muscular fitness, and cardiorespiratory fitness among 12-17 year old adolescents. It is a continuation of the evaluation of the same constructs among a younger age group in the FAITH Study – Part I. Secondary aims include assessing the reliability and validity of the Non-Exercise Test and the Tanita BF-689 BIA scale among adolescents. This research was generously funded by the Texas Physical Therapy Foundation ($2,700). While data analysis and dissemination is ongoing, current publications from this study include:
Kabiri L, *Brice K, Diep C, Perkins-Ball A, Rodriguez A. Health-Related Fitness in Homeschool versus Public School Adolescents. American Journal of Health Education. 2020. ePub ahead of print.
Migliano P, Kabiri LS, Cross M, Butcher A, Fruge A, Brewer W, Ortiz A. Validation of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Measurements in Adolescents. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2019 July;4(3):44.
Kabiri LS, Butcher A, Brewer W, Ortiz A. Youth physical health and years in American homeschools: are they related?. Health Promotion International. 2019. ePub ahead of print.
Kabiri LS, Rodriguez AX, Perkins-Ball AM, Diep CS. Organized Sports and Physical Activities as Sole Influencers of Fitness: The Homeschool Population. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2019 Mar;4(1):13.
Butcher A, Kabiri LS, Brewer W, Ortiz A. Criterion Validity and Sensitivity to Change of a Pediatric Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Scale in Adolescents. Childhood Obesity. 2018 Oct 23.