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dc.contributor.authorCarstairs, Greg L
dc.contributor.authorHam, Daniel J
dc.contributor.authorSavage, Robert J
dc.contributor.authorBest, Stuart A
dc.contributor.authorBeck, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Timothy LA
dc.description.abstractSoldiers undergo regular physical testing to assess their functional capacity. However, current physical tests, such as push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups, do not necessarily assess job-specific physical capability. This article assesses the utility of generic predictive tests and a task-related predictive test in predicting performance against four job-critical military manual handling tasks. The box lift and place test was found to be the superior predictor in performance of four job tasks; a pack lift and place (R2 = 0.76), artillery gunner loading simulation (R2 = 0.36), bombing up an M1 tank simulation, (R2 = 0.47) and a bridge building simulation (R2 = 0.63). Pull-ups and push-ups were poor predictors of performance in the majority of job tasks. Although the box lift and place had a larger correlation with the artillery gunner loading task than the generic assessment, it only accounted for 36% of the variance, indicating that a task simulation may be more appropriate to assess soldiers’ capacity to perform this job task. These results support the use of a box lift and place rather than generic fitness tests for the evaluation of military manual handling tasks.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMilitary Medicine
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSports science and exercise
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsMedicine, General & Internal
dc.subject.keywordsGeneral & Internal Medicine
dc.subject.keywordsPhysical Performance
dc.titleA Box Lift and Place Assessment Is Related to Performance of Several Military Manual Handling Tasks
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCarstairs, GL; Ham, DJ; Savage, RJ; Best, SA; Beck, B; Doyle, TLA, A Box Lift and Place Assessment Is Related to Performance of Several Military Manual Handling Tasks, Military Medicine, 2016, 181 (3), pp. 258-264
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gro.griffith.authorDoyle, Tim L.

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