Maria Concetta D’Ovidio1*, Daniela Pigini1, Maria Rosaria Marchetti2, Paola Melis1, Lucio Bertini3, Massimo Spalletta3, Tiziana Paola Baccolo2, Giovanna Tranfo1 and Enrico Marchetti1
1Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene, Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL), Monte Porzio Catone, Rome, Italy
2Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene, Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL), Rome, Italy
3Department of Firefighters, Public Rescue and Civil Defense, Ufficio Sanitario per le Specialità del Corpo, Rome, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Maria Concetta D’Ovidio, Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene, Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL), Monte Porzio Catone, Rome, Italy.
Received: October 08, 2020; Published: November 18, 2020
Exposure to hyperbaric atmospheres is an occupational risk for workers. The diver needs a good physical/mental performance, control of physical activity and nutrition. In this work the objective is to assess physical status of professional diver of Italian National Fire Department. The study was conducted on 71 male divers of the National Fire Department subjected to annual medical examination. We utilized a questionnaire regarding work habits and lifestyles, bioimpedance and spirometric analysis. Results of the questionnaire indicate that more than one half of workers practice a correct lifestyle and has varied and balanced consumption of food; 25 - 30% professional divers show a higher BMI respect to the ideal BMI value. These results will be used to create a database on the different physiological parameters of these workers and to define the variations during the immersion phase.
Keywords: Professional Divers; Hyperbaric Risk; Nutrition; Bioimpedance; Spirometry; Occupational Medicine
Citation: Maria Concetta D’Ovidio., et al. “Life Style, Nutritional Habits, Body Composition and Respiratory Capacity as Fundamental Aspects of Risk Evaluation in Professional Divers".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.12 (2020): 02-27.
Copyright: © 2020 Maria Concetta D’Ovidio., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.