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Systolic and diastolic recovery following the Harvard Step Test in adult Asian Indian men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18196765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present cross-sectional study was undertaken among the 100 adult (> or = 18 years), apparently healthy Asian Indian men to study post exercise systolic and diastolic recovery and effect of age, body mass index (BMI), physical fitness, respiratory rate (RR) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) on these recoveries. Post exercise blood pressures were taken following the Harvard Step Test (HST) at one, three and five minutes post exercise period. Systolic (SRR) and diastolic recovery ratio (DRR) was computed accordingly. Physical fitness index (PFI), RR and PEFR were also considered in the study. The PFI as determined by the HST predict physical abilities of individuals and an average PFI of 62.0 (SD = 10.6) was recoded in the study. Post exercise blood pressures were 143.6/86.9 (after one minute) and 127.7/79.0 (after five minute). Multiple regression analyses revealed that BMI, PFI, age, RR and PEFR cumulatively explained more than 36% (R2 = 0.362) and 31% (R2 = 0.307) total variations of SRR and DRR, respectively.
Authors:
Arnab Ghosh; Rapti Pan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die biologisch-anthropologische Literatur     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0003-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Anthropol Anz     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-16     Completed Date:  2008-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372377     Medline TA:  Anthropol Anz     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  427-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Palli Charcha Kendra, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. arnab_cu@rediffmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aging / physiology*
Anthropometry / methods*
Body Mass Index
Diastole / physiology*
Exercise Test / statistics & numerical data*
Humans
India / epidemiology
Male
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Respiratory Mechanics / physiology*
Systole / physiology*

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