High altitude vs underwater : An analysis of functional lung capacity / Muhammad Uzair Azim Azman

Azman, Muhammad Uzair Azim (2016) High altitude vs underwater : An analysis of functional lung capacity / Muhammad Uzair Azim Azman. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Porter is the one who involved in high altitude condition while scuba divers is the one who involved in underwater condition. Porters and scuba divers need a very good lung in order to maintain their performance during their activities and they usually have greater lung capacity than others because of their adaptation in high altitude and underwater condition. The purpose of this study is to determine and compare the functional lung capacity that is Forced Vital Capacity (FVC, Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV1) and FEV1/FVC between Mount Kinabalu Porters and Sapi Island Scuba Divers. The spirometric parameters were measured at two different subject which is porters that involve in high altitude and divers that involved in underwater. The independent variable (IV) is representing the porters and divers and dependent variable (DV) will be representing the functional lung capacity. 15 porters and 15 divers were tested using spirometer and the FVC, FEV1 and FEV1/FVC was measured. The data collected have been analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 19.0.The results show that FVC value was 0.03 which is less than 0.05. FEV1 value is 0.02 which was also less than 0.05. While FEV1//FVC (L) value was 0.5 which is more than 0.05. There is a significant difference effect on FVC and FEV1 between porters and divers. Thus the null hypothesis for FVC and FEV1 is accepted while the FEV1/FVC (L) showed that there is no significant difference. This study showed that porters have greater lung capacity than divers based on their FVC and FEV1 but not in FEV1/FVC (L).


Item Type: Student Project
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Azman, Muhammad Uzair AzimUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology > Neurophysiology and neuropsychology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation
Item ID: 22329
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lung capacity, Spirometer, High altitude, Underwater, Porters, Divers
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/22329


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