Accession Number:

ADA361546

Title:

Predictors of Back Injury Among Women Military Recruits

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Oct 97-30 Sep 98

Corporate Author:

ALABAMA UNIV IN BIRMINGHAM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Military recruit training is physically demanding and results in a high rate of musculoskeletal injuries. Identification of back injury risk factors and the successful development of preventive measures could significantly decrease recruiting expenses, lost time due to injury, and training costs for female military recruits. The aims of this prospective, non-experimental study of female military recruits are to I. Recommend exercise and educational interventions for reducing the incidence of back injury. 2. Identify risk factors for back injury and discomfort by testing a aerobic capacity, bupper body strength, c lower body strength, d functional lifting ability, e hamstring flexibility, f percent body fat, g smoking, hprevious back injury, i back knowledge, ilife satisfaction, k anxiety, 1 demographic factors. 3. Describe the distribution of types of back injuries which occur in women recruits and the basic training tasks which are leading causes of back injury in this group of recruits. to graduation.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE