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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012, Article ID 684865, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/684865
Clinical Study

Bioimpedance Vector Pattern in Taiwanese and Polish College Students Detected by Bioelectric Impedance Vector Analysis: Preliminary Observations

1Physiology Department, Medical University of Lublin, Radziwiłłowska 11 Street, 20-080 Lublin, Poland
2Department of Mathematics and Biostatistics, Medical University of Lublin, Jaczewskiego 4 Street, 20-090 Lubin, Poland
3Institute of Hematology and Transfusiology, Indiry Gandhi 14 Street, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
4Department of Electronics, University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 38a Street, 20-618 Lublin, Poland

Received 21 October 2011; Accepted 9 January 2012

Academic Editor: Biagio R. Di Iorio

Copyright © 2012 Teresa Malecka-Massalska et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background and Objectives. The study was conducted to evaluate soft tissue hydration and mass through pattern analysis of vector plots as height, normalized resistance, and reactance measurements by bioelectric impedance vector analysis in Taiwanese and Polish college students. Methods. Whole-body measurements were made with ImpediMed bioimpedance analysis SFB7 BioImp v1.55 (Pinkenba Qld 4008, Australia) in 16 Taiwanese and Polish men and 16 Taiwanese and Polish women. Results. Mean vectors of Taiwanese men and women groups versus the Polish men and women groups were characterized by almost the same normalized resistance component with reactance component (separate 95% confidence limits, 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 ) indicating that there were no differences of soft tissue hydration and mass. Interpretation and Conclusion. The evaluation of soft tissue hydration and mass through pattern analysis of vector plots as height, normalized resistance, and reactance measurements by bioelectric impedance vector analysis in Taiwanese and Polish college students did not differ between these two diverse ethnic groups. Further observational research investigating these properties in larger groups would be welcomed to elucidate and/or confirm these findings.