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Does physical fitness mediate the physiological and perceptual responses to 10-minutes of chest compression-only CPR?

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2010
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Purpose: To evaluate the influence of physical fitness on the metabolic and perceptual responses to chest compression-only (CCO) CPR. Methods: In a counterbalanced design, forty-seven CPR-certified participants were randomized to perform: 1) a fitness assessment in which muscular (e.g., push-ups = PU) and cardiorespiratory endurance (e.g., step test recovery heart rate = RHR) were determined, and 2) a 10-minute CCO-CPR trial in which the heart rate (HR) response and ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) were determined. Results: Both PU and RHR were significantly correlated to the HR response to CCO-CPR (r = - 0.45, p < 0.01; r = 0.54, p < 0.001). PU were significantly correlated to RPE: local muscular (r = - 0.43; p < 0.01), central (r = - 0.45; p < 0.01), and over-all (r = - 0.39; p < 0.01). Conclusions: Greater physical fitness lessens the metabolic and perceptual strain to CCO-CPR.
Title: Does physical fitness mediate the physiological and perceptual responses to 10-minutes of chest compression-only CPR?.
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Name(s): Berrones, Adam J.
College of Education
Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: viii, 35 p. : ill.
Language(s): English
Summary: Purpose: To evaluate the influence of physical fitness on the metabolic and perceptual responses to chest compression-only (CCO) CPR. Methods: In a counterbalanced design, forty-seven CPR-certified participants were randomized to perform: 1) a fitness assessment in which muscular (e.g., push-ups = PU) and cardiorespiratory endurance (e.g., step test recovery heart rate = RHR) were determined, and 2) a 10-minute CCO-CPR trial in which the heart rate (HR) response and ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) were determined. Results: Both PU and RHR were significantly correlated to the HR response to CCO-CPR (r = - 0.45, p < 0.01; r = 0.54, p < 0.001). PU were significantly correlated to RPE: local muscular (r = - 0.43; p < 0.01), central (r = - 0.45; p < 0.01), and over-all (r = - 0.39; p < 0.01). Conclusions: Greater physical fitness lessens the metabolic and perceptual strain to CCO-CPR.
Identifier: 700216042 (oclc), 2953205 (digitool), FADT2953205 (IID), fau:3560 (fedora)
Note(s): by Adam J. Berrones.
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2010.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): CPR (First aid) -- Social aspects
First aid in illness and injury
Emergency medical services
Outcome assessment (Medical care)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/2953205
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Host Institution: FAU