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RESEARCH:

The Significance of Health Selection Among Divers and Its Effect on Diving Safety

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Military Institute of Medicine, Gdynia, Poland

SUBJECT: Diving & Underwater
TYPE: Retrospective Research / Psychological Assessments
DATE: 2016


Diving is a kind of human activity that requires special health predispositions due to the nature of an aquatic environment. The environment of an increased atmospheric pressure imposes a significantly greater burden on the respiratory and circulatory system as compared with normobaric conditions. Due to their health status, not everyone among those that wish to take up diving should undergo diving training, as diving can have an adverse effect on their condition while staying under water and considerably raise the risk of an occurrence of a diving accident. An analysis of the effect of health selection on the level of diving safety was performed.

 

COUNTRY

Poland

AUTHORS

Dariusz Jóźwiak

Romuald Olszański

Zbigniew Dąbrowiecki

Małgorzata Remlain

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

Journal of Polish Hyperbaric Medicine and Technology Society

RESPONDENTS

Divers - with good health Polish Army


ACTIVITY

Diving

ENVIRONMENT

Underwater

Ocean

AGE

20 - 45

GENDER

Male

ETHNICITY

N/A

 

 
 

 

 

 

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