Table 7. Effects of fire-protective clothing (FPC) with SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus),
age, eyes closed (EC) and their interaction on postural balance (n=29).
F and p-values were determined in an analysis of variance with repeated measurements.


 
Mediolateral velocity
 
Anteroposterior velocity
 
Velocity moment
Variable
F
P
 
F
P
 
F
P
FPC+SCBA
11.3
.002
 
31.2
<.0001
 
12.1
.0001
Age
.12
.736
 
5.47
.027
 
0.74
.396
EC
22.0
<.0001
 
101.2
<.0001
 
20.7
.001
FPC+SCBAage
1.59
.218
 
.94
.340
 
.90
.352
ECage
1.02
.322
 
10.2
.004
 
3.85
.060
FPC+SCBAageEC
2.56
.096
 
1.33
.281
 
4.48
.021