Absolute vs. Weight-Related Maximum Oxygen Uptake in Firefighters: Fitness Evaluation with and without Protective Clothing and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus among Age Group

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Date: Mar. 12, 2015
From: PLoS ONE(Vol. 10, Issue 3)
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Document Type: Article
Length: 4,366 words
Lexile Measure: 1650L

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During fire emergencies, firefighters wear personal protective devices (PC) and a self-contained breathing apparatus (S.C.B.A.) to be protected from injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences of aerobic level in 197 firefighters (age: 34±7 yr; BMI: 24.4±2.3 kg.m.sup.-2 ), evaluated by a Queen's College Step field Test (QCST), performed with and without fire protective garments, and to analyze the differences among age groups (40 yr). Variance analysis was applied to assess differences (p

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A422026511