Military Health Behaviors: Promotion of Healthy Weight and Fitness in Career Personnel
Annual rept. 1 May 2006-30 Apr 2007
PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER BATON ROUGE LA
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The specific aims of this research project are 1 development of the Military Soldier Fitness Database a computer-based data collection system that can be used to record and track the results of the Army Physical Fitness tests and measurements of body weightfatness across time 2 development of an environmentalInternet-based intervention to promote healthy weight through proper nutrition and physical fitness 3 test of the efficacy of and consumer satisfaction with the environmentalInternet-based intervention in a single population i.e. Soldiers at Fort Bragg NC. These aims fit into a three phase project completion plan. The research team from Pennington Biomedical Research Center PBRC has completed phases 1 and 2 of this three phase project. In Phase 1 the PBRC team studied the unique needs of the military as they pertain to the primary aims. Guided by the Executive Committee a prototype for the computerized database was established and the architectural design of the Internet-based intervention was developed. In Phase 2 PBRC personnel developed refined and pilot-tested the MSFD and the Internet-based program. Phase 3 which includes a controlled evaluation of the environmentalInternet-based intervention is currently in progress. The environmentalInternet-based program was implemented in July 2006 and data are being collected via the Internet-based program. The primary endpoints of the Intervention will be to determine consumer satisfaction with the program and the amount of Internet activity on the website.
- Information Science
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations