Accession Number : ADA294499

Title :   Navy Physical Readiness Test: Evaluation of the Command Summary Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 92-Jan 93,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Bourne, Mark J. ; Conway, Terry L. ; Coben, Pat

PDF Url : ADA294499

Report Date : JAN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Based on issues raised by the Bureau of Personnel and Input from Command Fitness Coordinators (CFCs), the Naval Health Research Center developed a 22-item survey to evaluate: (a) physical readiness testing procedures, (b) remedial conditioning programs, and (c) command attitudes toward the Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT). In total, 343 CFCs returned anonymous surveys for analysis. Responses were divided into either "large" (i.e., greater than 524 personnel) or "small" (no less than 25 but no more than 524 personnel) and "shore" vs "nonshore" (i.e., surface ship, air, submarine) commands. The results of this initial study suggested that the majority of commands (86.8%) are conducting the PRT, and remedial help is widely available. Command attitude toward the PRT proved to be a very important factor in the perceived physical fitness of the command. Regression modeling predicted that the major factors associated with the physical readiness of the command were: (1) perceived physical fitness of the commanding officer, (2) effective remedial conditioning programs, (3) attendance at nutrition/diet programs, and (4) a high percentage of personnel actually taking the PRT.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *NAVY, *PHYSICAL FITNESS, *NUTRITION, TEST AND EVALUATION, SHIPS, OCEAN SURFACE, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), TEST METHODS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, DIET, ATTITUDE(INCLINATION).

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

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