The Effect of Nonselective and Selective Betablockade on Perceived Exertion During Treadmill Exercise in Mild Hypertensive Type A and B Males and the Interaction with Aerobic Training

  • Lars-Göran Ekelund
  • James A. Blumenthal
  • Miriam C. Morey
  • Carola C. Ekelund
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Within many medical disciplines it is important to quantify subjective symptoms. Several scales have been developed to rate the perception of exertion during physical exercise (Carton, Rhodes, 1985). One of the most widely used scales is the category scale developed by Borg (1982). The Borg scale has been extensively studied both from a theoretical standpoint and in clinical practice (Borg, Linderholm, 1970; Pandolf, 1984; Carton, Rhodes, 1985). However, limited data are available about the effect of betablockade on the Borg rating, the effect of exercise training on rating and the influence of psychological factors (Morgan, 1973; Morgan, Borg, 1981; Morgan, 1981), including the behavior effects of Type A on rating of perceived exertion.


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  • Lars-Göran Ekelund
  • James A. Blumenthal
  • Miriam C. Morey
  • Carola C. Ekelund

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