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TAF Prev Med Bull. 2007; 6(6): 455-458

The Effect of One Month Basic Military Training on Pulmonary Function

Turgut Topal*, Ömer Deniz, Ercan Göçgeldi, Seyfettin Gümüş, Hayati Bilgiç.

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of one month basic military training practiced by military medical faculty students on pulmonary function in Turkish Armed Forces. 79 students beginning to Military Medical Faculty were included into the study. A spirometry was performed before and after basic military training and FVC (Liters=L), (%)FVC, FEV1 (L), (%)FEV1, FEV1/FVC (L), (%)FEV1/FVC , FEF25-75 (L), (%)FEF25-75, FEF25 (L), (%)FEF25, FEF50 (L), (%)FEF50, FEF75 (L), (%)FEF75, PEF (L), (%)PEF parameters were evaluated. Pulse rates per minute and smoking status were also recorded. After basic military training, significant increases in FEV1/FVC (L) (p

Key words: military, training, spirometry, BMI

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