Volume 19, Issue 6 (Feb-Mar 2016)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2016, 19(6): 72-65 | Back to browse issues page

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Heydari P, Varmazyar S, Mohammadzadeh E. Factors affecting estimation of the maximum aerobic capacity by treadmill test in students of medical emergencies in Qazvin. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2016; 19 (6) :72-65
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-1915-en.html
, Svarmazyar@qums.ac.ir
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 Background: The maximum aerobic capacity (VO2max) can be used to evaluate the cardio-pulmonary condition and to provide physiological balance between a person and his job.

 Objectives: The aim of this study was to estimate the maximum aerobic capacity and its associated factors among students of medical emergencies in Qazvin.

 Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 36 male students of medical emergencies in Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, 2015. The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) and demographic questionnaire were completed by the participants. The participants meeting the inclusion criteria were assessed using the Gerkin treadmill protocol. Data were analyzed using Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis.

 Findings: Mean maximum aerobic capacity was 1.94 ± 0.27 L/min. The maximum aerobic capacity was associated with weight and height groups. There was significant positive correlation between maximal aerobic capacity and height, weight and body mass index .

 Conclusion: The Gerkin treadmill test is useful for estimation of the maximum aerobic capacity and the maximum working ability in students of medical emergencies .



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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Occupational Health Engineering

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