Measurement of Fatigue following 18 msw Open Water Dives Breathing Air or EAN36.

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Measurement of Fatigue following 18 msw Open Water Dives Breathing Air or EAN36.

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dc.contributor.author Chapman, SD
dc.contributor.author Plato, PA
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-22T03:21:04Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-22T03:21:04Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Chapman SD, Plato PA. Measurement of Fatigue following 18 msw Open Water Dives Breathing Air or EAN36. In: Brueggeman P, Pollock NW, eds. Diving for Science 2008. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences 27th Symposium. Dauphin Island, AL: AAUS; 2008. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9800423-2-0
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/8005
dc.description American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/) en
dc.description.abstract SCUBA divers often report feeling fatigued upon conclusion of diving activities. Post-dive fatigue is thought to be induced by increased energy demands of submersion in a hyperbaric environment and decompression stress. Anecdotal reports indicate a reduction in post-dive fatigue when using enriched-air nitrox (EAN). The purpose of this double-blind study was to compare subjective fatigue levels experienced by SCUBA divers after two repetitive air dives and two repetitive EAN36 dives on separate, nonconsecutive days. Eleven male participants completed pre- and post-dive fatigue assessment using the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory and a Visual Analogue Scale, while general health was assessed using the Diver Health Survey. Divers did tend to be more fatigued after diving; however, breathing gas mixture exhibited no statistically significant effect. Participants did have significantly lower Diver Health Survey scores upon the conclusion of EAN36 test sessions, possibly indicative of reduced decompression stress. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) en
dc.subject diving en
dc.subject scientific diving en
dc.subject decompression stress en
dc.subject fatigue en
dc.subject air en
dc.subject nitrox en
dc.subject breathing gasses en
dc.subject repetitive diving en
dc.subject Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory en
dc.subject Visual Analogue Scale en
dc.subject Diver Health Survey en
dc.title Measurement of Fatigue following 18 msw Open Water Dives Breathing Air or EAN36. en
dc.type Article en

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