Accession Number : ADA302042

Title :   Health, Performance, and Nutritional Status of U.S. Army Women during Basic Combat Training.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Westphal, Kathleen A. ; Friedl, Karl E. ; Sharp, Marilyn A. ; King, Nancy ; Kramer, Tim R.

PDF Url : ADA302042

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : This study was undertaken to examine the relationship(s) between health, nutrition, body composition, and physical performance in female soldiers during the B weeks of basic combat training (BCT). The study investigated female soldiers assigned to three platoons within a single all-female basic training company over the period of 22 March 1993 to 20 May 1993 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Volunteer soldiers participated in pre-training (pre-BCT; 174 original volunteers with a mean age of 21.4 yrs) and post-training (post-BCT; 158 successful BCT graduates) performance and body composition testing, as well as three separate blood draws (pre-BCT, midpoint of BCT, and.post-BCT). Additionally, a 7-day dining facility dietary assessment survey was performed on a subset of 49 randomly selected - soldiers during the second week of training. Questionnaires were utilized to acquire demographic information, as well as to assess nutrition knowledge and beliefs and food attitudes.

Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *MILITARY TRAINING, *WOMEN, *NUTRITION, VOLUNTEERS, DEMOGRAPHY, HUMAN BODY, FOOD, COMBAT FORCES, SOUTH CAROLINA, QUESTIONNAIRES, BLOOD, PLATOON LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, GRADUATES.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE