EXPRES FITNESS TESTS AS PREDICTORS OF STRETCHER CARRYING ABILITY

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Authors
  1. Beach, A.J.
  2. Hart, L.E.M.
  3. Myles, W.S.
  4. Anderson, S.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to determine if a predictive relationship exists between the standard physical tests annually administered to all CF personnel (CF EXPRES tests) and the performance of the common military task of stretcher carrying over land. Nine healthy male (mean age 31) and 9 healthy female (mean age 26) subjects performed a handgrip strength test, push-ups, sit-ups, a submaximal aerobic fitness test and a stretcher carrying task. The data show that the single best predictor of task performance for females was the indirect measure of maximum aerobic power (VO2max) (p<.05) while no significant single predictor was found for males. For females, VO2max, hand grip strength and weight were combined to form a signficant multiple regression equation which accounted for 74% for the variance in stretcher carrying performance. No significant predictive regression equations were found for males. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-87-RR-09 — Research Report
Date of publication
15 Mar 1987
Number of Pages
15
DSTKIM No
87-02086
CANDIS No
50903
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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