Original Research

The effects of aerator masks and medical masks on oxygen saturation (SO2) on mentally retarded athletes

Singgih Hendarto, Rumi Iqbal Doewes, Sapta Kunta Purnama, Islahuzzaman Nuryadin, Manshuralhudlori Manshuralhudlori
Journal of Public Health in Africa | Vol 13, No 2 | a370 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2022.2416 | © 2024 Singgih Hendarto, Rumi Iqbal Doewes, Sapta Kunta Purnama, Islahuzzaman Nuryadin, Manshuralhudlori Manshuralhudlori | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 April 2024 | Published: 07 December 2022

About the author(s)

Singgih Hendarto, Faculty of Sport, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Rumi Iqbal Doewes, Faculty of Sport, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Sapta Kunta Purnama, Faculty of Sport, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Islahuzzaman Nuryadin, Faculty of Sport, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Manshuralhudlori Manshuralhudlori, Faculty of Sport, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia

Abstract

The study purpose was investigated the effect of aerator masks on the oxygen saturation (SO2) of mentally retarded athletes compared to medical masks. The researcher used a comparative study. Parametric test was used to test the difference in SO2 percent and evaluate the questionnaire in the two groups. The results showed after undergoing exercise, SO2 percent in participants was 94.60±0.55 for aerator masks and 96.60±0.55 for medical masks. The study also showed that there was no significant difference in SO2 percent of participants wearing aerator masks and medical masks. However, the decrease in oxygen saturation percent of participants wearing aerator masks experienced a lower decrease, 1.60±0.55 compared to medical masks of 2.00±1.00. On the other hand, wearing an aerator mask is better because it does not prevent maximum performance, better comfort, the mask material feels better on the skin, does not experience difficulties breathable, and suitable for exercise. An aerator mask is a mask with an adequate supply of oxygen so that every breath is maintained even when used during sports activities.


Keywords

aerator mask; oxygen saturation (SO2); mental athlete

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