Accession Number : AD1039614


Title :   Evaluation of the Military Functional Assessment Program: Inter rater Reliability of Task Scores


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL FORT RUCKER United States


Personal Author(s) : Kelley,Amanda M ; King,Melody ; Erickson,Bradley ; Hass,Norah ; Showers,Mark


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1039614.pdf


Report Date : 19 Sep 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : The Military Functional Assessment Program (MFAP) is a 10-task (based on Basic Soldier Skills) assessment program used to help determine whether a Service member is prepared to return-to-duty. Performance on the tasks is rated by a non-commissioned officer (NCO), occupational therapist, physical therapist, and mental health provider. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability of NCO MFAP ratings using vignettes describing the 10 tasks. Participants were 30 NCOs nave to the MFAP. Results suggest good overall consistency on average yet inspection of individual tasks suggest that the land navigation task yielded the most consistent ratings. Improvement to the instructions provided for rating the MFAP tasks may be appropriate for enhancing consistency.


Descriptors :   military personnel , personnel management , active duty , mental health , physical therapy , military medicine , reliability , Statistical Analysis , demography , military operations , wounds and injuries , signs and symptoms , missions


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE