Search for dissertations about: "Thesis on anthropometry"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 swedish dissertations containing the words Thesis on anthropometry.

  1. 1. A laboratory vehicle mock-up research work on truck driver’s selected seat position and posture : A mathematical model approach with respect to anthropometry, body landmark locations and discomfort

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Kianoush Fatollahzadeh; KTH.; [2006]
    Keywords : truck driving; anthropometry; body landmarks; discomfort; sitting posture; TECHNOLOGY Industrial engineering and economy Other industrial engineering and economics; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Industriell teknik och ekonomi Övrig industriell teknik och ekonomi;

    Abstract : Professional truck drivers are highly exposed to fatigue and work related injuries. Truck drivers are common victims of musculoskeletal disorders, frequently suffering from pain symptoms particularly in the neck, shoulder and lower back. This situation is believed to be a contributor to the high absenteeism in this job category. READ MORE

  2. 2. On the association between panic disorder and autonomic regulation – With special focus on the roles of respiration and on the catechol-O-methyltransferase gene

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Kristina Annerbrink; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN; MEDICINE; panic disorder; serotonin; respiration; polymorphism; COMT Val158Met; HCRTR2 G1246A; blood pressure; anthropometry;

    Abstract : Background and aims: Panic disorder is a psychiatric disorder characterized by sudden attacks of intense anxiety. It displays a lot of features suggesting that it may be associated with an underlying aberration in the autonomic regulation of heart activity and respiration: i) the attacks are often characterized by respiratory symptoms and symptoms from the heart, ii) the attacks can be elicited by respiratory stimulants, iii) between attacks, patients with panic disorder often display enhanced respiratory variability and reduced heart rate variability, and iv) patients with panic disorder display enhanced prevalence of respiratory disorders and enhanced mortality in cardiovascular disease. READ MORE

  3. 3. Anthropometry in the elderly. Population studies on longitudinal changes, secular trends and risk for morbidity and mortality

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Debashish Kumar Dey; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi; Geriatrics and medical gerontology; Fysiologi; Physiology; Anthropometry; height; body weight; body mass index; waist circumference; longitudinal changes; ageing; secular trends; stroke; morbidity; mortality; elderly;

    Abstract : The aims of this thesis were to a) describe longitudinal changes in height and body weight (BW) between the ages 70 and 95y; b) describe secular trends in height and BW of 70-year-olds and their relation to social and lifestyle factors; c) investigate waist circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI) at age 70 as risk for stroke during a 15-y follow-up; and, d) examine the relationship between 1) BMI at age 70 and 15-y all- cause mortality, 2) the percentage of weight change from age 70 to 75 and subsequent 5- and 10-y mortality. The studies were performed within the framework of the gerontological and geriatric population studies in Göteborg, Sweden-the H70 studies. READ MORE

  4. 4. Malnutrition in Elderly People in Need of Municipal care

    University dissertation from Linköpings universitet

    Author : Lennart Christensson; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; Högskolan i Jönköping.; HHJ. Åldrande - livsvillkor och hälsa.; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; Aged; Aged; 80 and over; Analysis of Variance; Anthropometry; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Geriatric Assessment; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Nutrition Assessment; Nutritional Status *physiology; Protein-Energy Malnutrition *physiopathology; Regression Analysis; Residential Facilities; Sweden; Urban Population;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to describe nutritional status in elderly people at the time of entering municipal care, to evaluate nutritional assessment techniques and to investigate the effect of a nutritional care plan. Furthermore the aim was to investigate the staffs' attitudes towards nutritional nursing care. READ MORE

  5. 5. Assessment of Body Composition Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Joel Kullberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : Bildanalys; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Digital Image Processing; Segmentation; Morphology; Body Composition; Whole Body Imaging; Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue; Visceral Adipose Tissue; Anthropometry; Bildanalys;

    Abstract : Methods for assessment of body composition allow studies of the complex relationships between body composition and the wellbeing of humans. The amount and distribution of adipose tissue is of great importance in these studies. READ MORE