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Author Noble, Bruce J.

Title Perceived exertion / Bruce J. Noble, Robert J. Robertson
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [1996]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  612.044019 Nob/Pex  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Pt. I. Background and Development. Ch. 1. Historical Development of Perceived Exertion. Ch. 2. Psychophysics and the Effort Sense. Ch. 3. The Borg Scale: Development, Administration, and Experimental Use. Ch. 4. Physiological Models of Exertional Symptoms and Perceptions: Historical and Conceptual Development -- Pt. II. Physiological and Psychological Mediators. Ch. 5. Respiratory-Metabolic Mediators of Exertional Perceptions. Ch. 6. Peripheral and Nonspecific Physiological Mediators. Ch. 7. Final Common Neurophysiological Pathway for Exertional Perceptions. Ch. 8. The Influence of Psychological Factors on the Setting of Perceived Exertion: Psychophysiological Modeling. Ch. 9. The Role of the Unconscious in Effort Perception -- Pt. III. Clinical Applications and Global Perspectives. Ch. 10. The Role of RPE in Graded Exercise Testing. Ch. 11. The Role of RPE in Exercise Prescription. Ch. 12. Global Perspectives and Future Directions
Summary Cowritten by two of the world's leading researchers in the field, the book examines these topics: The background and development of perceived exertion including the development of Borg's RPE (rating of perceived exertion) scale and other measurement models, how physiological and psychological factors affect perceived exertion, the use of RPE in exercise testing and prescription, and the authors' global model of perceived exertion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Kinesiology.
Muscle contraction -- Regulation.
Muscular sense.
Physical Exertion.
Author Robertson, Robert J., 1943-
LC no. 96000374
ISBN 0880115084