Exercise testing of young, apparently healthy professional drivers

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Examined the responses of young, apparently healthy professional drivers to exercise testing. A bicycle exercise test was performed by a randomly selected group of 42 apparently healthy, male professional drivers (mean age 33.9 yrs) and 30 referents (physical workers in the building trades or milling or baking industry, mean age 32.6 yrs). Results showed that the maximum exercise level attained was significantly lower for the drivers than for the referents. The mean systolic BP and heart rate did not differ significantly between the groups at the end of the exercise, but the mean double product was significantly higher for the drivers. The mean diastolic BP at the end of the exercise was 97 mm Hg for the drivers and 79 for the referents. The exercise was stopped due to diastolic hypertensive reactions of the drivers and 3 of the referents. Eight of the 13 drivers with a hypertensive reaction had 3 or more cardiac risk factors. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)




Uglješić, M., Belkić, K., Bošković, D., Bošković, S., & Ilić, M. (1996). Exercise testing of young, apparently healthy professional drivers. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 22(3), 211–215. https://doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.133

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