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Comparison of Anthropometric and Somatotype characteristics of amateur and professional soccer goalkeepers in Trabzon

Prof. Dr. Vedat Ayan, Yalçın İnan, and Prof. Dr. Selami Yüksek

 

The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the somatotype differences between the junior goalkeepers playing for the amateur and professional soccer teams in the U-13 League of Trabzon. Sixty volunteer goalkeepers, including 30 professional and 30 amateur players from professional and amateur teams in the city of Trabzon, participated in this study. For somatotype calculations, ten anthropometric variables including height, mass, selected diameters, girths and skinfold thickness were measured.

 

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The Study Of The Body Mass Index And Somatotype Of An Elıte Female Boxer (A Longitudinal Study)

Prof. Vedat Ayan

 

This study was done with the aim of studying the changes in the body mass index and somatotype of a female elite boxer in 3 years time. The study was conducted between the years 2014-2017, with the participation of Buse Naz SÜRMENELİ, a boxer registered to the Trabzon Belediye Sports Club in Trabzon province. In the study, single group, pre-test, post- test patterned experimental research method was used. To determine the somatotype of the athlete, Heath-Carter method was used. To study the changes in the body mass index and somatotype of the female boxer, two anthropometric measurements were taken first in 2014 and then -three years later -in 2017. Descriptive statics was used to assess the data collected in the study.

 

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The Moderating Influence of CSR in the Relationship Between Financial Leverage and Performance of Listed Companies at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)

John Karori Nyamiobo and Dr. Headmound Okari Isoe

 

This study examined the moderating effect of Corporate Social Responsibility on the relationship between financial leverage and Performance of listed firms at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The research was designed to use quantitative research method utilizing data collected from companies listed at the NSE. Questionnaires were used to collect primary data from finance officers of companies listed at NSE. The data collected was analysed by use of descriptive and inferential statistics. The study carried out the analysis of the data with the help of statistical packages including SPSS and MS-Excel.

 

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Test performance and correlates of bacterial vaginosis among women in Western Kenya

Rosemary A. Okuku, Christine Bii, Ernest Makohka, Joseph Gikunji, and Musa Otieno Ngayo

 

Bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common lower genital tract infection among women, is associated with adverse birth outcomes and increased risk of HIV/STD. BV, is by far most common and yet under-diagnosed among women in sub-Saharan Africa. With poor laboratory infrastructure and lack of skilled personnel, evaluating BV associated factors and point-of-care diagnostic tests are important for prevention and management in Kenya. Vaginal swabs from 227 women (18 years or older) attending Kakamega County Referral Hospital (KCRH) in Western Kenya were tested for BV using Quickvue Advance pH and Amines test, Amsel’s and Nugent’s criteria as the gold standard. Structured interviews gathered information on factors associated with BV among this population.

 

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