Accession Number:

ADA139877

Title:

Evaluation of the Army Physical Training and Weight Control Programs. Part 1. The Army Medical Department Officer Advanced Course

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 82-Sep 83,

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV

Report Date:

1983-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

275.0

Abstract:

The purposes of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of physical training and weight control programs as experienced by AMEDD soldiers from a variety of duty stations, and to assess AMEDD impacts on these efforts. Measures of strength, stamina, and body fat percentage were collected, and a survey instrument covering lifestyle, nature of fitness program to which exposed, injury information, and attitudes towards fitness issues was administered. This study 1 assessed the relationship among exercise history, demographic variables, lifestyle, body fat level, attitudes, and fitness 2 assessed the impact of institutional support for physical training programs on attitudes, exercise history, and fitness 3 assessed the relationship among types of program, intensity of program, equipment employed, adequacy of facilities and injury rate 4 assessed the relationship among injuries, profiles, exercise history and fitness 5 assessed the relative impact of the AMEDD on fitness and weight control efforts and 6 assessed the effectiveness of weight control efforts as experienced by AMEDD personnel.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE