Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Study of selected respiratory parameters of baseball and softball players: A comparative approach array antenna
Author(s): Anil Kumar Dabral, Khomdram Sheila Devi
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to compare the selected respiratory parameters of female baseball and softball Delhi State players. Total sample of forty (N=40) which includes twenty each, baseball (N =20, Mean ± SD: 20.72 ± 1.11 years,) and softball (N =20, mean ± SD: 20.98 ± 1.89 years) female players were selected randomly to investigate the result of the study. The selected participants have represented in Delhi State Championship. The age of the subjects ranged from 17-24 years. Selected respiratory parameters i.e. maximum inspiratory breath holding capacity and vital capacity were measured with “Med-Spiror” a computerized spirometer. All subjects were informed about the aim and methodology of the study and they volunteered to participate in this study. Statistical technique, the independent t-test was applied to assess the differences between baseball and softball players. The level of significance was set at 0.05. The results of study revealed that there was no significant difference found between female baseball and softball players with regard to maximum inspiratory breath holding capacity (p> 0.05) and vital capacity (p> 0.05) respectively.