Accession Number : ADA462210


Title :   Injuries and Injury Prevention in the US Army Band


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Jan-30 Dec 2006


Corporate Author : ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Knapik, Joseph J ; Jones, Sarah B ; Ohlin, Doug W ; Canham-Chervak, Michelle ; Darakjy, Salima S ; Goddard, Donald E ; Hauret, Keith G ; Hadley, Jeffrey A ; Twombly, Gregory ; Harkins, Deanna K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a462210.pdf


Report Date : 30 Dec 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 231


Abstract : Injury rates and potential risk factors were examined in the 284 members of the US Army Band in response to a request from the Band Commander. Collected data included 1) information obtained directly from the Band (fitness test scores, height, weight, etc.), 2) medical data from the Defense Medical Surveillance System, 3) audiograms of Band member from the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System-Hearing Conservation database, 4) focus group interviews of Band members, 5) questionnaire responses from all Band members and, 6) observations on Band activities. Results led to 10 recommendations including: increase physical activity and physical fitness of low fit Band members, provide enhanced hearing protection, conduct annual hearing tests, reduce environmental heat exposures, provide ergonomic devices, provide functional movement and pain management training, reduce standing and marching, provide appropriate shoes, provide uniforms for hot and humid conditions, and change chairs. Implementing some or all of the suggested interventions is likely to reduce injuries and musculoskeletal symptoms.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , *PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , *MEDICAL SERVICES , TEST AND EVALUATION , ENVIRONMENTS , RISK , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , PERFORMANCE TESTS , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM , CHAIRS , HIGH HUMIDITY , UNIFORMS , HEARING , QUESTIONNAIRES , SURVEILLANCE , HEAT , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , PAIN , MANAGEMENT TRAINING , PHYSICAL FITNESS , HIGH TEMPERATURE , RATES , TEST METHODS , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , MILITARY MEDICINE , PROTECTION


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE