Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
Lawrence A. Golding
Number of Pages
This study investigated the effects of an elevated Pre-Test Heart Rate (PTHR) on the results of the Physical Working Capacity Maximum (PWC max) test and Steady State Heart Rates (SSHR) during the two workloads that are used to predict PWC max. Fifteen subjects (ages 18-33 yrs, height 169.38 +/- 9.77 cm, body mass 68.43 +/- 12.53 kg, percent body fat 22.27 +/- 7.40 %) participated in the study. PTHR was elevated using three methods prior to the administration of the PWC max test and the results compared to a criterion PWC max test that was completed after the subject was completely at rest. The three methods of elevating the PTHR were Exercise [EXER], Caffeine [CF], and Cold Pressor [CP]. The dependent measures were PWC max and the SSHRs of two workloads. The mean PWC max and standard deviation during the resting condition was 1368.73 +/- 587.7 kilogram meters (kgm) and the averages for the resting conditions were; EXER-1358.8 +/- 590.8 kgm, CF-1369.8 +/- 478.1 kgm, and CP-1308.2 +/- 486.1 kgm. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Cardiovascular; Effects; Elevated; Heart Rate; Test
Physical therapy; Medical sciences--Study and teaching; Developmental biology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Dolgan, Jeffrey Allen, "The effects of an elevated pre-test heart rate on a cardiovascular test" (2004). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1767.