Award Date

1-1-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Committee Member

Lawrence A. Golding

Number of Pages

228

Abstract

The problem directing this study was to determine differences between self-adapting sport mouthguards on respiratory rate and tidal volume during sub-maximal steady state exercise. The study was a within-subjects, repeated measures design. Fifteen male endurance trained subjects performed six sets of a 600 kpm workload for 10 min on a Monark cycle ergometer with five different mouthguard types (single sided, double sided, brain pad, gel or lip & mouth). Variables were analyzed by the ORCA metabolic system. The initial trial was a control trial with no mouthguard. The following five trials had five different mouthguard types used in a randomized order. The independent variable, mouthguard type, had five levels. Dependent variables were respiration rate and tidal volume. No differences in respiration rate or tidal volume during sub-maximal steady state exercise were found suggesting that mouthguards under certain situations will have no physiological limitations.

Keywords

Different; Effects; Exercise; Guards; Level; Maximal; Mouth; Rate; Respiration; Sport; Sub; Tidal; Volume

Controlled Subject

Kinesiology; Dentistry

File Format

pdf

File Size

5.84 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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