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ID (ISN) del documento110772
Número CIS 10-0417
ISSN - Título de la serie 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Webb H.E., McMinn D.R., Garten R.S., Beckman J.L., Kamimori G.H., Acevedo E.O.
Título Cardiorespiratory responses of firefighters to a computerized fire strategies and tactics drill during physical activity
Información bibliográfica May 2010, Vol.41, No.4, p.376-381. Illus. 33 ref.
Resumen Firefighters are subjected to a combination of physical and mental challenges in the course of their occupational responsibilities. However, due to the ecological factors involved with firefighting, it makes it extremely difficult to examine physiological and psychological changes that occur as a result of these combined challenges. The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of a computer-based Fire Strategies and Tactics Drill (FSTD) in eliciting psychological and physiological measures of stress in professional firefighters. The study involved 12 healthy firefighters from a metropolitan area of the United States. Participants responded to a medical history questionnaire and exercised under various conditions of oxygen consumption on a cycle ergometer. Findings are discussed. Results suggest that the FSTD provides an effective method for examining the physiological and psychological responses of firefighters in a research laboratory environment.
Descriptores (primarios) carga física; carga de trabajo mental; medida del consumo de oxígeno; lucha contra el fuego
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; nivel de salud; ritmo cardiaco; pruebas funcionales respiratorias; valoración de la carga de trabajo; bicicletas ergométricas; valoración del método; descripción del procedimiento
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Mental workload