Accession Number:

ADA399649

Title:

Evaluation of Injury Rates During Implementation of the Fort Drum Running Shoe Injury Prevention Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE APG MD EPIDEMIOLOGYAND DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

Report Date:

1999-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

In November 1999, the US Army Medical Department Activity MEDDAC at Ft Drum, New York, initiated the Running Shoe Injury Prevention Program. This program was an effort to reduce injuries by matching running shoes to particular characteristics of individual soldiers feet. In March 2001, the MEDDAC Commander requested the assistance of the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine USACHPPM to determine the effectiveness of the program. This epidemiological consultation EPICON examined injury rates before and during implementation of the program.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE