Year of Publication


Season of Publication


Paper Type

Master's Thesis


Brooks College of Health

Degree Name

Master of Science in Health Science (MSH)


Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences

NACO controlled Corporate Body

University of North Florida. Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. James R. Churilla

Second Advisor

Dr. Tammie M. Johnson

Third Advisor

Dr. Eugene C. Fitzhugh

Department Chair

Dr. Joel W. Beam

College Dean

Dr. Pamela S. Chally


Background: Muscular strengthening activity (MSA) has been shown to be inversely associated with insulin resistance (IR). The associations between quartiles of the homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and self-reported MSA in a nationally representative sample of euglycemic U.S. adults were examined.

Methods: Sample included adult participants (≥20 years of age [n=2,543]) from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). HOMA-IR was categorized into quartiles based on every 25th percentile. No MSA was the dependent variable.

Results: Following adjustment for covariates, those with HOMA-IR values in third (p

Conclusions: Having a higher HOMA-IR value is associated with greater odds of reporting no MSA in euglycemic U.S. adults.