Award Date

1-1-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

First Committee Member

Lawrence A. Golding

Number of Pages

184

Abstract

To determine the thermoneutral zone (TNZ) in young men and women, 14 women and 6 men between the ages of 18 and 37 were studied. Rectal temperature, skin temperature (seven sites), heart rate, blood pressure, VO2 (ml/kg/min), and a perceived comfort index were measured while resting for 2 hours in an environmental room. Subjects were exposed to 7 different air temperatures ranging from 15 to 36{dollar}\sp\circ{dollar}C. Values for the measurements were observed at each temperature. The estimated thermoneutral zone (TNZ) for the males in this study ranged between approximately 27 and 30{dollar}\sp\circ{dollar}C and for the females between 26 and 31.5{dollar}\sp\circ{dollar}C.

Keywords

Determination; Females; Males; Thermoneutral; Young; Zone

Controlled Subject

Physiology

File Format

pdf

File Size

3389.44 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/a56v-964l


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