Military Services Fitness Database: Development of a Computerized Physical Fitness and Weight Management Database for the U.S. Army
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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The Department of Defense DoD has mandated the development of a system to collect and manage data on the weight, percent body fat BF, and fitness of all military personnel. This project aimed to accomplish the following 1 develop a computerized weight and fitness database to track individuals and Army units over time, allowing cross-sectional and longitudinal evaluations and 2 test the computerized system for feasibility and integrity of data collection over several years of usage. The computer application, the Military Services Fitness Database MSFD, was designed for storage and tracking of data related to height, weight, and BF for the Army Weight Control Program AWCP and Army Physical Fitness Test APFT scores and generation of reports using these data. A 2.5-year pilot test of the MSFD indicated that it monitors population and individual trends of changing body weight, BF, and fitness in a military population.
- Information Science
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Military Forces and Organizations