Date of Award

5-1-2004

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Department

School of Public Health

First Advisor

Laura S. Lang

Abstract

Baum, Stephen H., Correlation Between Palpated Pulse Rates Taken by Non-medically Trained Military Reservist and Medically Trained Military Reservist. Masters in Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences), May 2004, 41 pp., 9 tables, 4 figures, reference list, 32 titles. The Air National Guard (ANG) is interested in assessing a new fitness testing procedure using the modified Harvard Step Test and "non-medically" trained military reservist to assess peer heart rate/pulse measures before and after participation in the step test. Additionally, the use of "non-medically" trained individuals to provide biometric testing procedures has implications for public health and health promotion practitioners. The purpose of this study was to determine if a statistically significant difference was present between pulse rates taken by "non-medically" and "medically" trained military reservist. The results of this study indicate that no statistically significant difference exists between pulse rates when measured concomitantly by "non-medically" trained or "medically" trained individuals.

Comments

Baum, Stephen H., Correlation Between Palpated Pulse Rates Taken by Non-medically Trained Military Reservist and Medically Trained Military Reservist. Masters in Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences), May 2004, 41 pp., 9 tables, 4 figures, reference list, 32 titles.

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