Work-To-Rest Ratios

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University at Buffalo (UB)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Hyperthermia

Treatments

Other: Work to rest cycles of 20:10 minutes
Other: Work to rest cycles of 40:20 minutes

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05327764
STUDY00006115

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of the study is to compare physiological responses to two hours of work adhering to two variations of a work-to-rest ratio in a hot environment.

Enrollment

15 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 39 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Healthy 18-39 year old individuals
  • Physically active

Exclusion criteria

  • History of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, neural, or renal disease
  • Hypertensive or tachycardic during the screening visit (systolic blood pressure ≥ 140 mmHg, diastolic blood pressure ≥ 90 mmHg, resting heart rate ≥ 100 bpm)
  • Taking medication or supplements with a known side effect of affecting physiologic responses to exercise (e.g., acetaminophen, beta blockers, statins, aspirin)
  • Any form of tobacco or nicotine use in the past six months
  • Current musculoskeletal injury impacting physical activity
  • A positive pregnancy test at any point in the study
  • Study physician discretion based on any other medical condition or medication

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Crossover Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

15 participants in 2 patient groups

40:20
Active Comparator group
Description:
Walking for 40 minutes, resting for 20
Treatment:
Other: Work to rest cycles of 40:20 minutes
20:10
Experimental group
Description:
Walking for 40 minutes, resting for 20
Treatment:
Other: Work to rest cycles of 20:10 minutes

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Riana Pryor, PhD; Jocelyn Stooks, MPH

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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