Prospective Medicine Opportunities in Aerospace Medicine.
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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The Canadian Forces has introduced a Life Quality Improvement Programme LQIP to counteract the ravages of diseases which arise from risks prevalent in most lifestyles in Western society. These so called diseases of choice will be discussed in terms of their antecedent self-imposed risks. A discussion of the programme concept is given centering around 15 factors and six philosopies deemed essential for success. The programme will evolve in three phases planning, trial and general implementation, under the direction of the Planning Cell. Central in the programme is the individual assessment which will be composed of various biomeasurements, a Health Hazard Appraisal, a health questionnaire and an interview. In support of this central assessment will be an educationalpromotional campaign and a variety of supportive clinics. A general discussion of how we see the programme operating will conclude this paper. We feel that the programme will be cost effective, but that the most important benefits will be in terms of enhanced individual health and overall operational fitness of the Canadian Forces. Author
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