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Modifiable Characteristics Associated with Training Success Among U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Candidates. Battlefield Airmen Study, Part B
Final rept. Apr 2008-Feb 2010
HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH 711 HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING
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To understand personal characteristics associated with passing qualification training for entry into the US Air Force Tactical Air Control Party career field. Candidates were enrolled at initiation of training and participation in outdoor activities, high school sports, size of home town, use of dietary supplements, exercise regimens prior to training initiation, and demographic data was collected through a survey. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to explore characteristics associated with training success. Results In multivariable logistic regression modeling, candidates who successfully completed training were significantly more likely to have body mass indexes of 25 or more, to not have reported use of dietary supplements, and to have spent ten or more hours per week strength training in the three months prior to survey completion. Potentially modifiable personal characteristics were identified that may positively influence training success among Tactical Air Control Party candidates.
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