Herman D, Yunus F, Harahap F, Rasmin M. J Respir Indones. 2011;31(2):61-71.
Background : To characterise lung function and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) of divers.Influence of age, body mass index (BMI), exercise and smoking habit on lung function and VO2max
Methods : The study included 89 subjects, 46 divers and 43 healthy male. All subjects healthy by physical examination, chest x-ray and ECG. All subjects undergo lung function testing and cardiorespiratory testing with Brigham Young University jog test
Results : There were significant diffencences in vital capacity (VC), forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume 1(FEV1) and peak expiratory flow (PEF) between male divers and healthy male with p<0.05. No relation between VO2max and index of Brinkman on lung function of divers with p<0.05. Age and BMI related to VO2max decline with Pearson correlation, r=0.388 (p=0.001) for age and 0.464 (p=0.00) for BMI. Exercise will increased VO2max with r=0.456 (p=0.00). No relation between IB with VO2max with r=0.04 (p=0.713)
Conclusion : Lung function and VO2max in male divers larger than in healthy male. Age, BMI and exercise have significant effect on VO2max. No relation between VO2max and index of Brinkman on lung function of divers
Keyword : Divers, lung function, BYU jog test, VO2max, Age, BMI, exercise, IB