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The cardiometabolic and physiological health of Australian paramedics

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posted on 16.02.2022, 06:21 authored by BENJAMIN NICHOLAS MEADLEY
Paramedics are at risk of poor physiological and cardiometabolic health. This is multifactorial and may be linked to diet, physical activity, and shift work. Currently, it is unknown when in the career poor health may manifest, or what impact paramedic work tasks have on health. The research in this thesis found that in the first year of paramedic practice, there were limited signs of poor health, but areas for improvement were identified. Conversely, specialist rescue paramedics with extended careers showed excellent health. Their work tasks were identified as very physically demanding, which may contribute to their positive health profile.

History

Principal supervisor

Kelly-ann Bowles

Additional supervisor 1

Luke Perraton

Additional supervisor 2

Joanne Caldwell

Additional supervisor 3

Maxine Bonham

Additional supervisor 4

Karen Smith

Year of Award

2022

Department, School or Centre

Paramedicine

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences