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Retrospective examination of injuries and physical fitness during Federal Bureau of Investigation new agent training.

Knapik JJ, Spiess A, Swedler D, Grier T, Hauret K, Yoder J, Jones BH - J Occup Med Toxicol (2011)

Bottom Line: The PFT consisted of push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, a 300-meter sprint, and a 1.5-mile run.Over a 6-year period, there was little difference in performance of push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, or the 300-meter sprint; 1.5-mile run performance was higher in recent years.Among both men and women, higher injury incidence was associated with lower performance on any of the physical fitness measures.

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Affiliation: U,S, Army Institute of Public Health, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA. joseph.knapik@us.army.mil.

ABSTRACT

Background: A retrospective examination was conducted of injuries, physical fitness, and their association among Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) new agent trainees.

Methods: Injuries and activities associated with injuries were obtained from a review of medical records in the medical clinic that served the new agents. A physical fitness test (PFT) was administered at Weeks 1, 7 and 14 of the 17-week new agent training course. The PFT consisted of push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, a 300-meter sprint, and a 1.5-mile run. Injury data were available from 2000 to 2008 and fitness data were available from 2004 to early 2009.

Results: During the survey period, 37% of men and 44% of women experienced one or more injuries during the new agent training course (risk ratio (women/men) = 1.18, 95% confidence interval = 1.07-1.31). The most common injury diagnoses were musculoskeletal pain (not otherwise specified) (27%), strains (11%), sprains (10%), contusions (9%), and abrasions/lacerations (9%). Activities associated with injury included defensive tactics training (48%), physical fitness training (26%), physical fitness testing (6%), and firearms training (6%). Over a 6-year period, there was little difference in performance of push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, or the 300-meter sprint; 1.5-mile run performance was higher in recent years. Among both men and women, higher injury incidence was associated with lower performance on any of the physical fitness measures.

Conclusion: This investigation documented injury diagnoses, activities associated with injury, and changes in physical fitness, and demonstrated that higher levels of physical fitness were associated with lower injury risk.

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Physical Fitness Test Scores by Fiscal Year (FY) from 2004 to 2009. Push-Ups Upper Left, Sit-Ups Upper Right, 300-Meter Run Lower Left, 1.5 Mile Run Lower Right. Linear regression equations and squared correlation coefficient are shown for each event.
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Figure 1: Physical Fitness Test Scores by Fiscal Year (FY) from 2004 to 2009. Push-Ups Upper Left, Sit-Ups Upper Right, 300-Meter Run Lower Left, 1.5 Mile Run Lower Right. Linear regression equations and squared correlation coefficient are shown for each event.

Mentions: Figure 1 graphically displays the Week 1 scores for each PFT event by FY. Figure 1 also shows the linear regression equations and the r2 values for each PFT event. Push-ups, sit-ups and 300-meter sprint scores showed little change from 2004 to 2009. On the other hand, the average 1.5-mile run time became progressively faster over the period. Based on the linear regression slope, run times were about 4 seconds per year faster or about 24 seconds faster in FY 2009 compared to FY 2004.


Retrospective examination of injuries and physical fitness during Federal Bureau of Investigation new agent training.

Knapik JJ, Spiess A, Swedler D, Grier T, Hauret K, Yoder J, Jones BH - J Occup Med Toxicol (2011)

Physical Fitness Test Scores by Fiscal Year (FY) from 2004 to 2009. Push-Ups Upper Left, Sit-Ups Upper Right, 300-Meter Run Lower Left, 1.5 Mile Run Lower Right. Linear regression equations and squared correlation coefficient are shown for each event.
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Figure 1: Physical Fitness Test Scores by Fiscal Year (FY) from 2004 to 2009. Push-Ups Upper Left, Sit-Ups Upper Right, 300-Meter Run Lower Left, 1.5 Mile Run Lower Right. Linear regression equations and squared correlation coefficient are shown for each event.
Mentions: Figure 1 graphically displays the Week 1 scores for each PFT event by FY. Figure 1 also shows the linear regression equations and the r2 values for each PFT event. Push-ups, sit-ups and 300-meter sprint scores showed little change from 2004 to 2009. On the other hand, the average 1.5-mile run time became progressively faster over the period. Based on the linear regression slope, run times were about 4 seconds per year faster or about 24 seconds faster in FY 2009 compared to FY 2004.

Bottom Line: The PFT consisted of push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, a 300-meter sprint, and a 1.5-mile run.Over a 6-year period, there was little difference in performance of push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, or the 300-meter sprint; 1.5-mile run performance was higher in recent years.Among both men and women, higher injury incidence was associated with lower performance on any of the physical fitness measures.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: U,S, Army Institute of Public Health, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA. joseph.knapik@us.army.mil.

ABSTRACT

Background: A retrospective examination was conducted of injuries, physical fitness, and their association among Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) new agent trainees.

Methods: Injuries and activities associated with injuries were obtained from a review of medical records in the medical clinic that served the new agents. A physical fitness test (PFT) was administered at Weeks 1, 7 and 14 of the 17-week new agent training course. The PFT consisted of push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, a 300-meter sprint, and a 1.5-mile run. Injury data were available from 2000 to 2008 and fitness data were available from 2004 to early 2009.

Results: During the survey period, 37% of men and 44% of women experienced one or more injuries during the new agent training course (risk ratio (women/men) = 1.18, 95% confidence interval = 1.07-1.31). The most common injury diagnoses were musculoskeletal pain (not otherwise specified) (27%), strains (11%), sprains (10%), contusions (9%), and abrasions/lacerations (9%). Activities associated with injury included defensive tactics training (48%), physical fitness training (26%), physical fitness testing (6%), and firearms training (6%). Over a 6-year period, there was little difference in performance of push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, or the 300-meter sprint; 1.5-mile run performance was higher in recent years. Among both men and women, higher injury incidence was associated with lower performance on any of the physical fitness measures.

Conclusion: This investigation documented injury diagnoses, activities associated with injury, and changes in physical fitness, and demonstrated that higher levels of physical fitness were associated with lower injury risk.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus