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The aim of this study was to develop and test the practical utility of a perceived recovery status (PRS) scale. Sixteen volunteers (8 men, 8 women) performed 4 bouts of high-intensity intermittent sprint exercise. After completion of the baseline trial, in a repeated-measures design, subjects were given variable counterbalanced recovery periods of 24, 48,(More)
Throughout the mid to late 1970's considerable research was conducted on the properties of Rasch fit mean squares. This work culminated in a variety of transformations to convert the mean squares into approximate t-statistics. This work was primarily motivated by the influence sample size has on the magnitude of the mean squares and the desire to have a(More)
AIM This study investigated the effects of gender on repeated, maximal-intensity intermittent sprint exercise following variable day-to-day recovery periods. METHODS Sixteen volunteers (8 men, 8 women) performed four trials of high-intensity intermittent sprint exercise consisting of three bouts of eight 30 m sprints (total of 24 sprints). Following(More)
Despite the ongoing nursing shortage, nurse educators are responsible for preparing students to practice in highly complex health care systems. As nurse educators explore new learning strategies to support an increase in student admissions, they must also evaluate the impact of these strategies on the quality of the educational experience. The study(More)
The utility of personality assessment in chronic pain populations can be greatly enhanced with the understanding of risk assessment and the heterogeneous nature of at-risk personality types. Simplistic, unidimensional notions of risk have not been useful in assessing psychosocial and functional impairment in those with chronic pain syndromes. Previous(More)
This study examined heat stress, heart rate (HR), fluid balance, micro-environment temperature and humidity with Islamic athletic clothing (IC) compared to traditional soccer uniform (SC). Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE), session RPE (S-RPE), comfort, and cooling response were also examined. Female volunteers (N = 8) completed a treadmill $$(More)
Many-facet Rasch analysis provides the bases for making fair and meaningful decisions from individual ratings by judges on tasks. The typical measurement design employed in a many-facet Rasch analysis has judges crossed with other facets or conditions of measurement. A nested design does not permit facets to be compared. However, a mixed design can be used(More)
This study examined the separate effects of caffeine and menthol on cognition and mood during simulated firefighting in the heat. Participants (N = 10) performed three trials in a counterbalanced order, either with 400 mg caffeine, menthol lozenges, or placebo. The simulated firefighting consisted of 2 bouts of 20-min treadmill exercise and one bout of(More)
The present study aimed to develop a short form of the Spanish version of the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) by means of Rasch analysis. Dala from several Spanish studies that induded the NHP sinee 1987 were collccted in a common database. Forty-five different sludies were included, covering a total of 9,419 suhjccts both from the general population and(More)