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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 4)
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Effect of Road Transport Stress on the Cardiorespiratory Parameters of Young Adult Nigerians During the Harmattan Season

Kolawole Victor Olorunshola, Lydia N. Achie and Ogunwole Eunice
Corresponding Author:  K.V. Olorunshola 

Key words:  Blood pressure, body temperature, expiratory flow rate, harmattan season, peak, respiratory rate, road transport, stress
Vol. 3 , (4): 164-169
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2011 June, 06 2011 August, 08 2011 August, 30
Abstract:

The effect of road transportation covering a distance of 160km over a period of 90 minutes on cardiopulmonary parameters and body temperature of 26 healthy young Nigerians was studied during the month of January 2011 during the harmattan season in Zaria . There were statistically significant diurnal variations in the metereolodical datae during the study period (p<0.001). Similarly, there was a statistically significant increase in the serum level of cortisol from 0.570.45:mol/L before to 1.05:mol/L after transportation (p<0.001). Diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial blood pressure (MABP) and body temperature were elevated after transportation, though not significantly. There were no significant differences in the mean blood glucose, pulse pressure, pulse rate and peak expiratory flow rate before and after road transportation (p>0.05). We conclude that though the road transportation was stressful, the various homeostatic mechanisms were able to control the altered parameters within normal ranges.
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Kolawole Victor Olorunshola, Lydia N. Achie and Ogunwole Eunice, 2011. Effect of Road Transport Stress on the Cardiorespiratory Parameters of Young Adult Nigerians During the Harmattan Season.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 3(4): 164-169.
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