Is Omega Potential a marker of health and functional status?

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© 2014 Consell Català de l'Esport. Generalitat de Catalunya. Introduction: Among the different tests that include the Omega Wave System for assessing the functional capacity of the body, the Potential Omega test is presented as a promising tool for the assessment of physical and psychological adaptation in athletes. The aim of this paper is to analyze the usefulness of Omega Potential compared to other psychophysiological indicators. Methods: Ten healthy volunteers underwent 5 laboratory sessions. In each session participants completed the Profile of Mood States (POMS) and the SF12 questionnaires to assess mood and self-reported health (respectively), and heart rate variability (HRV) and Omega Potential were obtained with the Omega Wave System. Results: On analysing the Potential Omega, the results show that RP index correlated positively and significantly with SDNN, TINN, SD2, LF and HF indexes of heart rate variability analysis; ReacAdapt positively correlated with LF/HF, and Zone C significantly correlated with SDNN, RMSSD, TINN, SD1, SD2 and HF. No significant correlations with POMS or SF12 scores were found. However, the Vitality scale of SF12 negatively correlated with Fatigue factor and Total score, and positively with Vigor factor. Similarly, respect to HRV analysis, SDNN, TINN, SD2, VLF, LF and HF correlated negatively with Fatigue factor and Total score of POMS, and positively with Vigor and Vitality factors. Conclusions: The results of the study do not allow us to confirm the validity of Omega Potential as a good marker of general health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
JournalApunts Medicina de l'Esport
Issue number185
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Heart rate variability
  • Mood state
  • Omega potential
  • Self-reported health


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