Cognitive performance and mood during respirator wear and exercise.

  title={Cognitive performance and mood during respirator wear and exercise.},
  author={David M. Caretti},
  journal={American Industrial Hygiene Association journal},
  volume={60 2},
  • David M. Caretti
  • Published 1999 in American Industrial Hygiene Association journal
The combined effects of respirator wear and low-intensity work on decision making and mood were assessed in eight subjects during 60 min of low-intensity treadmill walking with and without a respirator to determine whether the stresses of respirator wear negatively impact decision making. Subjects completed walks during no mask wear, wear of a respirator with high inspiratory resistance, and wear of a respirator with low resistance. Cognitive tasks included choice reaction (CHO), serial… CONTINUE READING

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