Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Pulse Wave Velocity measurement among university students ]

KALMÁR Ágota1, PÓSA Gabriella2, FINTA Regina2, NAGY Edit2, SZILÁGYI Levente2

DECEMBER 30, 2018

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2018;31(06)

[The aim of the study: The purpose of our investigation is to prove the favorable effect of regular physical activity on arteries. Material and method: 42 students (29 women; 13 men; age 24 ±2,71 years) volunteered for our research. Anthropometric data, segmental-, visceral body composition (TanitaSBCA) and arterial stiffness parameters (Arteriograph) were measured. Participants took part in an 8-week training. Interventional-group: started training during our research, control-group: doing sports constantly for years. Results: Compared to the age decadal artertial pulse wave velocity (PWVao) reference value both groups showed significant difference. PWVao significantly improved because of training by the interventional group (6,23±0,79; 5,87±0,59 p<0,01); while in the case of the control group there was no significant change (5,85±0,54; 5,87±0,63 p=0,80). The body composition data showed minimal correlation with PWVao. Conculsion: Regular training has favorable effect on one stiffness parameter of arteries. Already 8 weeks enough to reach significant change to reduce arterial stiffness and this condition can be maintained with long-term regular training.]

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  1. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, ETSZK
  2. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, ETSZK Fizioterápiás Tanszék

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