Physiological and psychological adaptation to respiratory protective devices

Y. Epstein, G. Keren, Y. Lerman, A. Shefer

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Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the adaptation process to respiratory protective devices (RPD). Twenty healthy subjects were tested at 80% of their V̇O2max for 6 consecutive days with a fitted RPD with an airway resistance of 2.80 ± 0.07 cm H2O. s/l. lt was concluded that working with RPD at a work capacity close to maximum for several minutes per day induces a rapid adaptation process. This is demonstrated by an improvement in physiological parameters rather than in subjective sensations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-665
Number of pages3
JournalAviation Space and Environmental Medicine
Volume53
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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