Accession Number : ADA503376


Title :   Military Services Fitness Database: Development of a Computerized Physical Fitness and Weight Management Database for the U.S. Army


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA


Personal Author(s) : Williamson, Donald A ; Bathalon, Gaston P ; Sigrist, Lori D ; Allen, H R ; Friedl, Karl E ; Young, Andrew J ; Martin, Corby K ; Stewart, Tiffany M ; Burrell, Lolita ; Han, Hongmei ; Hubbard, Van S ; Ryan, Donna


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a503376.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) has mandated the development of a system to collect and manage data on the weight, percent body fat (%BF), and fitness of all military personnel. This project aimed to accomplish the following: (1) develop a computerized weight and fitness database to track individuals and Army units over time, allowing cross-sectional and longitudinal evaluations; and (2) test the computerized system for feasibility and integrity of data collection over several years of usage. The computer application, the Military Services Fitness Database (MSFD), was designed for storage and tracking of data related to height, weight, and %BF for the Army Weight Control Program (AWCP) and Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) scores and generation of reports using these data. A 2.5-year pilot test of the MSFD indicated that it monitors population and individual trends of changing body weight, %BF, and fitness in a military population.


Descriptors :   *BODY WEIGHT , *TRACKING , *ARMY PERSONNEL , *PHYSICAL FITNESS , *DATA BASES , *DATA ACQUISITION , QUALITY CONTROL , MALES , ARMY , HEIGHT , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , RELIABILITY , MONITORING , VALIDATION , DATA MANAGEMENT , FEMALES , REPRINTS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE